Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Frank J. Grice, Jr.

East Jefferson Levee District Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 7, 1997

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Reflections for Lieutenant Frank J. Grice, Jr.

Rest in peace Lt. Grice.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 31, 2019

Frank made a huge difference in my life even though we did not see eye to eye on things he taught me a lot about what family was. He will be greatly missed and my deepest condolences to the family and his children Lisa, Larry and Frank Jr.. I am thankful to have known Frank and his Family.

Sheila Buie

March 20, 2019

Hi Uncle Frank,

I do think about you and miss you. I hope you and maw-maw are watching over all us crazies still left down here. LOL
Butter, salt and noodles and don't forget the salt on the watermelon.

Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

Tanya Turgeau Rodriguez

February 13, 2018

I miss you more and more with each passing day.

Lisa Grice

March 12, 2017

I just wanted to leave a little remembrance even though you passed when I was very young. I want you to know you are still on all of our minds and that I am proud to be part of the blue family as well as your own. I'll continue to follow in your footsteps throughout my law enforcement career and who knows, possibly one day I'll be a lieutenant as well. You will always be in my mother's prayers as well as my own. Thank you for your service.
Christian Grice (Grandson)
SPC. Louisiana Army National Guard
C/O Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office

Christian Grice Specialst E-4 LARNG
C/O Jefferson Parish Sherrif's office

June 13, 2016

Frank, I still think of you buddy, you were a good Officer and an even better Friend. Rest in Peace my Brother. It only seems like yesterday that I got the notice of your accident. We were in San Antonio on vacation - I never hesitated, we cut the vacation short and returned home - wish I could have made it in time.

William J. Neupert, Lieutenant (Retired)
East Jefferson Levee District Police

January 13, 2016

Frank was a wonderful man whose love of law enforcement was only surpassed by his love of family. I still to this day don't know how I came to be in the ER with him so easily but I'm glad I was there. He taught me a great many thing early on in my LE life and I will always be in his debt. As I often think of Frank, my thoughts and prayers are always with his family as they were so very gracious to all of us at EJLB even during their morning of Frank. We were all proud to stand final watch for Frank.

Lt JW Guest
Former LB210

March 26, 2013

Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

September 26, 2012

I became a reserve deputy about 2 months before he died. We worked 2 details together. As I remember he was a grumpy old man, but had a weath of experience from many different agencies that he had worked with and was more than willing to share with the green rookie that I was. We spent several hours talking, with him allowing me to pick his brain. Though I didn't know him well, I learned much from him in those hours. It's been almost 15 years since his death, and what he tuaght me has become part of what I do every time on duty. Thanks LT for what you taught, and what you gave to your community.

Res. SGT James Junot, Jr.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

January 25, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 7, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 7, 2010

you wont be forgotten

christian grice

November 16, 2009

Each May I try really hard not to remember the exact day you died. Somehow, it makes it easier not to focus on that day. It all seems like yesterday. It hurts as if it were yesterday. Time certainly does not heal all wounds. I no longer think about it every day. But, I carry you with me always. I miss you more than words could ever say. I wish you were here to see your grandchildren grow up. I wish you could have been here to rescue us after the storm. I knew I could always depend on you to be there for me and I'm sorry I was not there at that moment for you. I will never forget. I love you and will miss you always.

Thank You to all who were a friend to my father. Thank you for being his second family. Thank you for allowing him to do what he's always dreamed of doing. Thank you for caring. Thank you for being there for us after his death. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for remembering.

Thank You

Lisa Grice

July 12, 2008



May 7, 2008

Your EOW was 11 years ago. Time has not diminished your service or
sacrifice. Thanks for serving.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 2, 2008

I can still remember working details with you at a few events in Kenner. You were a joy to be around and you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family. Until we meet again someday.....

ICE Special Agent & former KPD officer

Special Agent
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

January 28, 2008

Lt. Grice, today marks the 10th anniversary of your untimely death. You put your life at risk to assist a fellow officer. Sir, if that doesn't make you a hero, nothing does.

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

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

May 7, 2007

10yrs have gone by since you were taken. Still remembered

May 7, 2007

A decade has passed since you were called away from duty. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 6, 2007

To Lt. Frank Grice Jr., his loved ones and his fellow officers:

As the ninth anniversary of your tragic death approaches, please know that your memory is revered and honored.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Ftank, as a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Lt. Grice. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Frank gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 7, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2006

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
Author Unknown

Myself and all your old friends here at New Orleans P.D. will never forget you. It was an honor to have you as part of my life.

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

November 8, 2004


Gone but not forgotten. Reast in peace Lt. Grice.

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

May 26, 2004



February 22, 2004

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