Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Keith Alan Fricke

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 4, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Keith Alan Fricke

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Fricke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 14, 2021

Thank you for your service you will never be forgotten Fly High Hero with the Angels in Heaven

Nelson Snowden

April 27, 2020

Keith, I have never forgotten you! I have such fond memories of you and your brother Kevin. You were always there when I needed you. Thank you!

Tina (Anget) Rachal

July 15, 2019

Hello, My love, my husband. I miss you Keith, You would be so proud of your son Robert. Thinking of you on this Memorial weekend. So many years ago, but feels so today still. The pain has never left me. I will always love you my husband, my life, my soul mate. I wait for you to come for me and take me home with you, away from here to be with you forever. I love you, your wife Debbie forever!

Debbie L Fricke

May 23, 2019

Continue to rest well my brother. Your memory will live for ever in the hearts of all whom you have touched. May your family Continue to get strong every day, and know that you are in a better place watching over them.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 4, 2017

Hello sweetheart, I miss you, Robert sends his love. I think of you ever day. I wake up to your photo on my wall. I wish I could hold you again, kiss your forehead like i have done thousands of times before that dreadful day. I will never forget the last time i watched you leave the drive way. One day my shift will end and I know you will greet me and take my hand and lead me home. I can see your blue eyes smiling at me. You are the best Dad and Husband , I am so blessed to have had you in my life. I Love You Still. Debbie your Wife For Evermore.

Wife Debbie
Harris County

June 25, 2016

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Keith Alan Fricke. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the motorist responsible for your death. May his days on this earth be filled with pain and anguish and when he passes May his screams of anguish forever rise up from the lake of fire warning evil doers of their impending fate.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 4, 2016

hi BRo,
thinking of you alot lately. i feel like you are with me whenever you cross my thoughts. i hope this is so.
still love you and miss you lots.


karin oneill/ sister

June 4, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 4, 2015

It has been 6 years since I left my last reflection to you. Keith, there are so many that have not forgotten. I carried you with me when I taught classes at the Academy to keep your memory alive even to those that had not met you. I know that you are not worried about anything anymore but I am so glad that I was able to call you friend. You never were anything but kind to me...a gentle giant. You made your mark without even knowing it. Fly high my friend.

Sandy Johnson
Retired HCSO

October 23, 2014

I miss you and think of you often. I hope you are watching over me and think I am doing good with my life. You left too soon.

karin oneill

August 5, 2014

Heroes live forever, Deputy Fricke, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

November 16, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Fricke. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 4, 2012

Thank you to everyone who has posted here about my brother. I was thinking of him last night, and happened to Google his name and found this page.

I wish there was a way to say how much he meant to me and how I feel about his passing. It's coming up on 15 years since he left us and I still think of him often. He was a good man and a good brother. As we grew older, he was there for me at a time I needed him.

I remember, as he grew older, he was all about the job. As an officer, he was always working and doing extra jobs. He tried hard to build a life and he lost it all way too soon.

As my older brother, I regret that we were not that close growing up, but we made up for it in later years.

I moved away a couple years before he passed and due to work, I was unable to make it down for his funeral. I regret that to this day.

I visited his grave the last time I was down in Houston and remember thinking it wasn't enough. After all he had done for so many people, he deserved more. More life, more time, more peace.

I hope he has found peace, at least.

On behalf of his parents, myself and our sisters, I post this remembrance of him and his life.

Kevin Fricke

April 21, 2012

You sat next to me in band at CCHS for years, and were a great friend. It wasn't till recently I learned of your untimely death. I know you're up in heaven looking down at us all. Thanks for being my friend... see you on the other side!


November 20, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Fricke,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 4, 2011

I just saw your bio on this website, and noticed that nobody had left a comment for you for too long. Your law enforcement brothers across the country still remember the sacrifice of our fallen brothers long after they fall. I hope your family has found comfort in your death, as you were performing a noble public service, and we all give more than we should have to when we perform 'the job'. I hope they've overcome their grief and learned to cherish the time you had with them, albiet was too brief.


Police Corporal (Retired)-Mchigan

October 18, 2010

Keith, time has flown but your memory still endures. I remember how hard you worked and how tired you would be at times. Rest easy my friend. I know that you are walking with our Savior and that it is we that continue to struggle. You were a good man and I will always respect your values and kindness to all. Fly under the shelter of the Lord's wings and breathe in the wind of peace. I thank you for your friendship and will always cherish it.


September 24, 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 7, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 4, 2007

May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless your loved ones.

June 4, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Fricke, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

September 25, 2006

I miss you my Brother. I think of you often & miss those times we use to spend, out on the freeway, on our Harleys. Keep your face to the sun & wind in your hair. I love you, "Cornfed"


June 7, 2004

You are missed and thought of often my giant, gentle friend. Rest ease.


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