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Correctional Officer Franklin L. Weston

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1942

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Franklin L. Weston

Correctional Officer Weston, it has been 82 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 15 years of corrections service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 1, 2024

Officer Weston,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Corrections Officers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It’s nice to know back then that Massachusetts knew how to deal with Cop killers.


United States Border Patrol

January 1, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 1, 2021

Time has changed the America and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you knew at the beginning of the year 1942 on the day you were taken from us, your sacrifice to our society will never be forgotten, and in that you are immortalized in the hearts and minds of the good citizens and members of Law Enforcement throughout our nation.
Our system has been nearly fully corrupted since your time, with bleeding heart liberalism the leading cause of the recent uptick in the numbers of correctional and peace officers being slain in the line of duty throughout not only the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but the entire Country of these United States of America.
It saddens this Patriot that we have come to believe that capital punishment is "cruel & unusual" treatment for depraved "defective delinquents" such as those you were charged with maintaining custody of.
I was not even born when you were killed in action, but I can imagine the treachery that led to your demise as you felt comfortable enough to turn your back on those inmates that killed you for your momentary lack of diligence based on what you believed to be mutual trust.
If this tragedy has any long lasting good to be had form it, let what happened to you serve as a reminder to other corrections officers to NEVER, ever turn your back on an inmate, no matter how trustworthy they may seem to be, they are simply looking for the opportunity to escape from the punishment they so truly deserve.
Like those who took the life of Chief Robert J.Mortell of the Paxton Police Department, criminals will do the most desperate things thinking they can escape from justice, but thankfully they rarely do get away from the long arm of the law thanks to the dedicated determination of those who are assigned to track down these "defective delinquents".
Rest in peace Officer Franklin L. Weston, and I, former Staff Sergeant O'Clair, Ronald L. will remember your sacrifice in my daily devotions, and render to you my most crisp salute in your memory.
God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

SSGT. E/5 (former) Ronald L. O'Clair
USAFR - Peace Incorporated Facebook Page non-profit org.

March 3, 2016

As this year marks the 70th anniversary of your death your service will be honored. I have received authorization from the town, to create & submit for final approval, a memorial on the common in the center of town to honor you, Officer Landry and Officer Murphy. With the help of a local Boy Scout Troop and friends, I hope to raise enough money to honor your service so that no one forgets.

MSG Dana E. Pollard, U.S. Army (Ret.)

January 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered

I am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of proteccting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 1, 2012

I never understood why my mother and grandmother prefered I never date a police officer. The topic would come up from time to time, yet they never offered much of an explanation. Shortly after my husband was accepted into the Fall River police academy, my mother explained why. My mother was Nancy Weston, daughter of your son, Harrison. I know you would be proud that your great grandson proudly wears the uniform of the Fall River Police Department and has for over 20 years!

Nancy Jane (Mendoza) Costa
Great Grandaughter

March 17, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

RIP,Your memory lives on and you are not forgotten.


November 28, 2008

Officer Weston,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow CO's for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. As a former resident of Massachusetts, it's good to know that at one time Massachusetts knew how to deal with murderers.



January 1, 2008

Officer Weston, sixty-six years ago today, a terrible incident happened to you and two of your brother Corrections Officers. It gained your murderers nothing but the death penalty but it took you three away from family and friends on a date, which is normally associated with celebration. It is as tragic today as it was then. I know in my heart that none of you ever truly left those who survived you.

I understand what a difficult job Corrections Officers have and I thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. You truly are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 1, 2008



December 29, 2007

You were taken away so soon and I never got to know you. I am saddened by this, but know that I have learned all I can, through my mother, articles, and family history, about you and gram. After that I know you were a good man, father and husband. Please know that you are not forgotten

Dana Pollard, MSG, U.S.Army (Ret)

February 27, 2007


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Weston.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 12, 2004

The tragedy in which you lost your life was legendary when I worked at the old State Hospital. My dad was an Asst Deputy Superintendent there, but had worked for years with the D.D.s. You are well remembered....

Janice Kelley RN
Department of Correction, retired

December 19, 2003

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