Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Frank Charles Denzinger

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 2007

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Reflections for Officer Frank Charles Denzinger

Thank you, for your service and dedication....RIP

Philadelphia PD

June 20, 2008

Frank, you and your family are remember this day on the year of the anniversary of your passing. Thank you for all you did to keep the citizens of Floyd County safe and for your sacrifice. Watch over us as we try to keep the world a little safer.

Deputy Probation Officer Cory Walker
Jennings County Superior Probation Department

June 18, 2008

It's been one year brother. I wanted to write to let you know that one has forgotten nor will ever forget your sacrifice and your commitment to this profession. I have a picture of you in my top drawer, which I have to open every day, in case I ever get complacent and forget about the dangers we all face in this job. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Denzinger family.

Deputy Jeremy Arnold
Scott County

June 18, 2008

We will never forget your sacrifice.

Sou IN LEO wife

June 18, 2008

Although it has almost been 1 year since Frank was taken from us, I remember I was watching the news and at the bottom of the screen it read "Southern Indiana Officer injured in shooting" I ran to the phone and called my husband. He did not answer at first, and I was really scared. I called his parents off vacation before I got a call from him saying he was okay and that Frank had been shot and that he was on his way home so that we could go to the hospital to be with FCPD Officers and family of all. I cried everyday after that and when he was laid to rest and every time the news says his name and even reading all of the beautiful reflections. I only met Frank one time but never the pleasure of meeting his wife and daughter. I would like to. My husband worked with Frank and said he was the best friend ANYONE could have and he misses him everyday. His pin is on the baby's diaper bag and we say HI every morning and we pray for Tara, Avery, Joel and family every night! He will be missed but never forgotten!!

officers wife

May 26, 2008

While staying at the Comfort Inn, Washington D.C., for Police Week 2008, I had the pleasure of briefly talking to some of your police family, and seeing your daughter. I retired in 2003 after serving 31 years in the Bordentown Township Police Dept., N.J. I've been to the last eight Police Memorial Services in Washington D.C., and will continue to attend as long as I am physically able. I will pause at 3 W 26 and say a prayer for you and your family.

SFC Brian DuMont (Ret)
Bordentown Twp. PD New Jersey

May 17, 2008

Thank you for your service.

I know you're proud of Joel returning to work. We are all so glad at least something positive can come from such tragedy. He's a real fighter.

I think of your wife and daughter often. Your family, as well as Joel's, and the department as a whole, always remain in my prayers.

Louisville, KY

April 29, 2008

You brought such joy and love into Tara's life. You were a great man.

Sara Burchell
Friend of Tara's

April 29, 2008

I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was truly a good man. I will remember him and his family in my prayers.

Patrolman Chad Zachman
Fairfield, IL & College Roommate

April 19, 2008

Hey Frank,
I remember many good times working with you in the jail. I came back in November, I know, LOL. Everyday when I go in I am always waiting for you to bring in a 1075. I'm sorry I never to go on a ride along with you. You were always a fun guy. I will see you again one day. You are a true hero and will always be missed. Keep us safe from above.

Dan Morris J354

Dan Morris, Friend
FCSD Corrections

April 14, 2008


I miss you so much. I miss your sparkling brown eyes, your little half grin, the way you sniffed when your allergies were acting up. I miss that punch in the shoulder you gave me when I teased you about something silly, or the swipe of the icing on a birthday cake. Celebrating the family birthdays without hasn't been the same. We all miss you so horribly. The boys really miss you as well, especially, Noah. We say a prayer to you every night and ask that you keep watch over us. It makes them feel better knowing you're there, somewhere, standing watch.

Today, Noah & Jarrett celebrated you as their hero at a school program. You would have said it was "not necessary"! I'm sure you saw it from a different view and were proud, nonetheless.

So, here we are, nine months from the day you left and I think of you every minute. There's such a void in all of our lives. Your absence has greatly changed many lives in Floyd County. You are a hero, now and always.

I love you, Little Brother. I look forward to that huge bear hug when we meet again someday. Give Grandma & Grandpa a hug from me - Katie, Bonnie & Smokey, too!

Love, Amy

Amy Denzinger Cook

March 21, 2008

To the Denzinger family my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.Your Husband and son payed the ultimate sacrifice for his coumminty and he will never be forgotten for that.Always remember that he is with you and when you fell the sunshine on your face know that it is your loving son and husband saying that he loves and misses you dearly.


January 6, 2008

My God be with the family of Frank. He was truely a hero and will never be forgotten .May you rest in peace.And know that you will always be a hero to me and my family.Thank You.


January 6, 2008

My heart goes out to the Denziger family. You have truely lost a hero and he will never be forgotten. He is an angel of god and will watch over you and your family.SEMPER FI BROTHER All gave some and you gave all.


January 6, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Denzinger. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Frank, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Frank's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Frank's life was about so much more than the way he died. Frank will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Denzinger, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2007


I think of you everyday...The holidays are here and I think of you even more, along with Tara and Avery. I have you in my thoughts everyday. Thank you so much for giving me the courage to continue my job and help those in need.

Dispatcher J. Whitham
Waukesha Co, WI

December 20, 2007


I miss everything about you brother. I miss hearing you on the radio on traffic stops and the sound of your good nature in your voice. There's no doubt in my mind that you're in heaven guarding the throne. I will miss you forever, brother. God Bless the Denzinger Family!

Officer Rodney Clark
Fellow Officer

Officer Rodney Clark
Floyd County Police

December 16, 2007


I had lunch with Brad and Matt, the Saturday following Thanksgiving and you were missed.

SA Jeff Capehart
Friend and Former Floyd County Officer

November 30, 2007

2216. Officer Frank Denzinger. You are missed and your legacy of Honor, Integrity, and Service will never be forgotten. In the middle of this senseless tragedy, we can hold solace in the fact that you died doing what you loved and it was in the service of others. When we put this uniform on and go out to serve others whether it is on an ambulance or in a patrol car or a fire engine, we keep it in the back of our mind that we may never return home. We accept that and continue. We will continue on in your honor. May god grant you eternal peace and your memories with your family guide them through the hard times and the times they reflect back on your loss.

Technician Micheal Whitehead
Yellow Ambulance Service

November 22, 2007

My dad, John T. Finley also knew Frank. We know Joel White, too.
But I knew Tyler Dumstorf. My dad said that before this happened, he was having coffee with Frank and before Frank left my dad said,"Be really careful out there."
I remember when my dad was doing security work at this junkyard, we went to check it before we went to get something to eat and when we got there, we saw a truck and 2 guys coming out from the junkyard. When they saw us, they shot out of there and we chased them until Frank took over the chase. After the guys were put in jail Frank came up to my dad and started to thank him and my dad said," I didn't do it alone. My daughter was the one who was looking out for them while I called Floyd Co. and gave me a discription of them and the vehicle so I could give it to you all.",and Frank looked at me and said,"Well, I guess that means I have to people to thank then, don't I?".

That's one thing I'll never forget.

I hope that someday when I become an officer, I hope I can
be as good as him and my dad.

My Prayers go out to the Denzinger family, Joel and his family,and Tylers family.


Amanda L. Finley

October 21, 2007

It occurred to me just yesterday I have failed to leave my thoughts on this website. Until you were so tragically taken from us I had a vague idea of the tragedies out there but did not comprehend the sheer numbers. Everyday I pass your picture in the hall at work and take a second to touch your shoulder. I can only hope you know how much you are missed everyday here. As I know you look down from above on us, I am certain you do. You would be so proud of Tara and Avery and your entire family. They have been so brave and strong. My heart goes out to them and you on a daily basis. Your service and dedication is unmatched and your sacrifice has been the ultimate. We will never forget you or your life. You were a hero while you patrolled with us and will forever be one. Your legacy lives on in the eyes of that beautiful little girl and the strong will of your loving wife and best friend. Thank you for being a good friend, a superior officer, and a spectacular human being. We will miss you everyday but keep in mind I am planning on seeing you again. Until then keep watch from above. Thank you Frank, you are a true hero in every sense of the word.

Pamala Squier, Communications
Floyd County Sheriff's Department, IN

September 27, 2007

i know you are watching over all of us from above keeping us safe. you gave your life to protect others and that means a lot to all of us in the law enforcement community and brotherhood. may you rest in peace and keep your brothers and sisters safe

sgt steve hamilton
jennings county jail

September 20, 2007

you are still very much missed, you will not be forgotten
May god bless you and your family, Rest In Peace Warrior


September 18, 2007

The United States Air Force Securty Forces pray for you and think you for your service to your county, state and your country.

A1C Douglas
USAF Security Forces

September 6, 2007


Everyday I put on the uniform and walk out the door, I take a moment to remember you and the sacrifice you made for us. I never had the honor of knowing you and for that, I regret. Rest in peace and watch over your brothers. You are a hero and not forgotten.


August 28, 2007

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