Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Tyron Donta Franklin

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, January 7, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Tyron Donta Franklin

I am writing through Google translator. I saw the news that a Turk was the Chief of Police in Paterson. Then, while Paterson was looking at what kind of place he was looking on google maps, I saw your name on a sign and searched again on google. I read your news. I'm really sorry. I offer my respect and love to the police officer. Rest in peace. All heroes greetings to the people of Turkey.

Alper Seker

February 5, 2020

Missing you like crazy Ty. You were the Best little brother that God Blessed Me, Trice, & Quincy to have (big brother to Vena) . You truly were the glue and nothing is the same without you. I love and miss you too much little brother.......

God Bless You!!!

Tamara Seabrooks
Big Sister

November 11, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 22, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores

January 7, 2018

Rest in peace my are a hero, and New Jersey and all of us should always remember that.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 7, 2017

Thinking of Officer Franklin this month of January. My ancestors originally when they came to America settled in the community of Paterson, New Jersey and in performing research on the community I learned of the tragic news of this hero's death. This hero made the ultimate sacrifice and he will never be forgotten. When I go to my parish tomorrow for Sunday Mass Officer Franklin will be in my thoughts and in my prayers. Also praying for Officer Franklin's brothers and sister officers on Paterson Department that they stay safe while they perform their duties.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

January 17, 2016


Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

January 7, 2016

Although we only met once and never got to work together, I do think about your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. RIP Brother!!

Paterson PD

May 17, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

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

January 7, 2011




January 7, 2011

What's up Wolfpac? 4 yrs and it still feels like yesterday our family lost a great son, nephew, cousin and father. It's not a day go by I'm not thinking about you. I'm always sharing thoughts with your mom about how I feel. A few months ago I had a visit from you in my dreams as if you wanted me to know you didn't forget about me. I can still hear your voice calling me money, money, money. Losing you has had a great effect on me and I still can't believe your not here. I now have a keepsake of everything that symbolizes our bond. Example, the micro machines we painted in South Carolina 1992,consider those antiques. I have no idea how I became interested in this particular field, but I'm now majoring in criminal justice and graduate this summer. Your the law and order guy, what did you possess within me? Whatever path I choose, I'll represent you to the greatest of my ability. You will never be forgotten.

Shaquan Brimley
God brother and cousin

January 7, 2011

As we come upon another year that you've been gone the incident still seems surreal. I'll never forget the first time we all met going through the process for the academy. My favorite memory of you was when you came in and smoked the mile and a half run in your air force ones and your long hair as if it were nothing to you. Not a day or year goes by that we don't think about. May your soul continue to rest in peace eternally with the father. We will always love our brother in blue...continue to watch over us all...


January 4, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Two years already. Man time flys by. You will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

What's up cousin? A lot has changed since you've been gone. I'm becoming a better man by the day. My heart goes out to you and your family. I love you lil' bra'.

Kasaun Cari Graves

March 21, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

To his son: I know that you are not old enough to read this, but when you are, I want you to know, your daddy is a hero, now and forever, he will never be forgotten. He loves you now and always.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 19, 2009

Rest in Peace Officer Franklin, You will be missed but not forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 7, 2009

You are not forgotten

Tom and Arlene caterino

January 7, 2009

A hero takes a long shot, hoping the end result will be turn out in his or her favor..a COWARD takes a CHEAP SHOT, such as the one that took your life. Rest easy, Officer Franklin. You served your time well.


November 14, 2008

Ty, to this day i can't have a conversation about you with out crying. You were a part of my family just as much as greg is apart of yours. I remember that morning my father woke me. All he said was Sara Ty passed away. It felt as if the air in my body excaped me i couldn't believe it. I had just seen u days before i ran for my brother to see the pain in his face i knew it was true for we had lost our brother. You and Greg were thick as theives. Ty we miss you. But it also calms my heart to know i have one more angel watching over me. To this day i really don't know how to say goodbye.....So i'm not i rather say See you Later Big Bro....don't worry i'll watch Greg's back 4 know he took it really hard. He misses were his brother he loved you and our family loves you. God bless You and Your Family R.I.P XOXO

Sara Alston
He was my adopted brother*

September 9, 2008

I was honored to sit at the service in Ocean Grove for you and the other two police officers from NJ that were taken last year. Today's ceremony was moving and although words can't explain how much of a hero you are, these come close:

"Did you ever know that you're my hero
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings"

Thank You for everything

Sgt MS

May 20, 2008

Tye it took me a while to finally leave a reflection, but I'm here now.It's just so hard to know that your not here anymore.I was looking at our pictures last night of when we were little and thinking of the many memeories we have together and it hurts. I haven't adjusted well to this tragedy. You and I were one of a kind. Kids at heart and had so much in common.The family used to laugh at me, but was very humorous about knowing how we read and collected comic books and made sure we went to the theaters to see super hero movies. I'll never forget Superman returns was the last movie we went to see together and we planned Ghost rider right after.God had other plans and we never made it to see that movie together, but I went anyway in rememberance to you.I had a very serious talk with your mom letting her know how much I love you.I still have things that you gave me that I'm never throwing away. I'm going to hold on to you forever Tye. You have your place next to GOD and hopefully one day I will get to see you again.And thanks for instilling in me the determination to beat Superman returns game that you supposed to done for me.It took me a while, but the whole time I was thinking of you and remember I've always said I wasn't good at those types of games.My Giants beat your cowboys too and we won the superbowl this past year.GOD bless you Tye and continue to watch over your entire family.Superman and Wolverine, that's our little secret.

Shaquan Brimley
God brother/Cousin

April 28, 2008

May those of us that love this job remember you and your family as well as ours each day we begin our tour of duty. Thank you Franklin, God bless you.


March 26, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero to us all and will never be forgotten


March 5, 2008

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