Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Chloe Francis "Frankie" Stanton

Bradshaw Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1998

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Reflections for Chief of Police Chloe Francis "Frankie" Stanton

Chief Stanton,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bradshaw. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2023

Rest in peace Chief Stanton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 2023

Frankie was my super hero. She was my bestfriend as a little girl!! I miss her so much! I was outside of the police station when he killed her. She helped my single mom and me and my siblings through some of the hardest times of my life. I miss her so much!! I wish he would have never killed her. He took my bestfriend away from me. I'll never be the same!! Love you Frankie, love always, amber

Amber Hicks Ramey

January 16, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

I now work for the department Chief Chole worked for. There is a memorial building named after her that use to be the police department . And I must say that everyday that I come to work and I see her name on that building several thoughts go through my mind..

Patrolman Dalton Martin
Bradshaw Police Depatment

March 15, 2018

Wow. I was so young when all this happened. I am the grandson of the man who killed beautiful woman. I am so sorry for everyone's loss. I wish I could take back what my grandfather did to her. I really wish I could. He is now dying alone in a prison. I have only gotten to see him about 3 times a year, but at least I get to see him. I know God has a place for Chloe. I pray that God rest easy on everyone who was close with this woman. I do not know any of you, but I understand what it feels to lose someone in some respect.

God Bless everyone.

-Christopher J Vance

Christopher J Vance
A sad grandson

September 19, 2011

Another year has passed and you have not been forgotten, especially by those that love you dearly. You are a true hero. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

August 28, 2009

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die. 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

August 28, 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

March 2, 2008

You were an inspiration to many. Chloe "Frankie" you will forever live in my heart. You taught me so much that I will carry with me through life. Your memory lives on and you will never, never be forgotten. I know God has you watching over all you left behind.

Jennifer A.

Jennifer A.

May 18, 2007

Still remembered...

August 28, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Chief of Police Chloe Francis Stanton and her fellow officers with the Bradshaw Police Department:

On this the eighth anniversary of Chloe's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember her today. Chloe's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will her valor and courage.

I hope that God is holding her in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Chloe was robbed of her life so tragically, but through her heroism and the profound sense of duty with which she lived her life, she made an immeasurable difference. May her spirit continue to soar and may her memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Chloe gave to her community and the citizens of West Virginia, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on August 28, 1998.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 28, 2006

It has been 8 years since your tour of duty ended, you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 25, 2006



August 28, 2005

You will not be forgotten, may the greif and pain of your survivors be overwhelmed and displaced by limitless blessing and fortune....

Correctional Officer B

April 26, 2005

happy easter in police heaven

joseph v. mazzotta

March 16, 2005

happy mom,s day

April 30, 2004

rest in god arms

February 25, 2004

someday your kid will be a police woman

February 11, 2004

happy new year in police heven

December 31, 2003

you die to soon, may god bless you.

joseph v. mazzotta

December 5, 2003

rest in police heven blue angel

November 5, 2003

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