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

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Asst. Chief Justin K. Nevels
Clinton, LA Police Department

July 3, 2007

R.I.P Brother

Deputy Sheriff
Clinton County Sheriff's Office

July 2, 2007

Find peace in the kingdom of Heaven my brother, God speed.

Trooper Rich Mattson
NYSP Mobile Response Team

July 1, 2007

Fair winds and following seas my brother

Corrections Officer
Howard County Sheriff's Dept.

June 30, 2007

Frank, you have a fine family. I met them in New Albany June 22. They won't get over this but maybe a little used to it after time. They sure take a good looking picture. Everyone knows you were a hero the way you lived but a Floyd Co. Deputy told me you were a hero the way you died. I was e-mailing Molly on my birthday when I heard Amy's husband on TV say you had died. Please have your family keep in touch with other survivors

John Greene of Lebanon In.
Brother of Indiana State Trooper Mike Greene EOW 2-5-1993

June 30, 2007

Officer Denzinger,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

June 30, 2007

Another hero gunned down by a spinless waste of humanity. You are a hero who will never be forgotten. My son is out on the streets now-DV's scare me to death. Watch over all your fellow officers in Indiana and everywhere, Officer Denzinger. God bless the department, family and friends.
CO Springs Officer's Mother

CO Springs Officer's Mother
Colorado Springs Police Department

June 29, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

1773P
CSPD

June 28, 2007

God Bless Office Denzinger --

I live in a community in Maryland where 2 Officers were shot and killed by a crazed lunatic. One was a County Deputy, the other was a small town Police Officer. Both were dedicated and well trained. They responded to a disturbance call where they both had been several times before. They tried to enter the trailer and the crazy guy shot through the door and shot one of the officers in the back. The, he walked up and shot the officer point blank. One died on the scene, the other at shock trauma. Another MSP Trooper who had taken cover behind his vehicle was frozen in fear but managed to maintain his composure until help arrived. He was the lucky one, Officer's Nickerson and Schwenz were not as lucky. I cannot stress enough how important it is to recall of your training and experience when responding to Domestics. Officer Denzinger is a hero. God Bless our heros.

Phil Broward, CA, MCSE
Citizen, CCSE

June 27, 2007

The watch is ours now. Thank you for watching over us. Rest in peace.

Paul McClanahan
USSS

June 27, 2007

Somebody killed a policeman today,

and part of America died.

A piece of our country he swore to protect,

will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,

with counsel demanding his rights.

While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,

and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,

just as if he'd gone off to war.

Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,

to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,

in your town or mine.

While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,

a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,

and he stands at each new rookie's side.

He answered the call,

of himself gave his all,

And A Part of America Died.

YOU WILL BE MISSED.

Sgt. Matt Fox
Ingalls Police K-9

June 27, 2007

I pray that God will give your family some solice in the knowledge that men and women who they will never meet, weep and greive for your loss. May your daughter always be proud of the life her Father lived.

Tactical Officer
Chicago Police

June 27, 2007

I never had the honor of meeting Frank Denzinger and im the poorer for it. By all accounts you were quite a man and it would have been an honor to have called you a friend. Thank you for you service.

Corrections Officer
CCSO

June 27, 2007

May you rest in peace!!!! You will not be forgotten!!!

Shift Leader, Rachel Prieto
Utah Department of Corrections

June 26, 2007

To the family of Officer Frank Denzinger; may God watch over you and may you find peace in your time of trial. I watched in horror as the news here in Louisville outlined the events of that tragic night last week. My family and I prayed for both officers that were reported down. To my brother Officer Denzinger; Thank you for your service to our community. Although I do not live in Floyd County, I frequently visit family living there. I always felt safe in your community because I knew you and officers like you were on watch, prepared to protect me and my family at a moments notice. God bless you sir, for your service and your heroic deeds. Even when you knew you were hit, your last actions were to protect others. Rest in Peace brother. You will never be forgotten

Peace Keeper
SMSgt USAF, (Ret)

June 26, 2007

I did not know Frank that well, I only knew what people told me, nice, caring, very respectful, and loved his family, country, and community. I am very sad that I missed my chance to know such a wonderful man but I know that I will later when I pass into the next world which, being 14 is a long way off, but I am looking forward to it now. Terra, I know that you will be a excellent mother to your daughter Avery. I give you all my prayers. As for the other family members, I wish that you all will keep Frank in your prayers, and hearts. My Grandmother passed a few years ago am I have keep her in my prayers. That helped for when my sister had her baby, I now notice things that the baby does that remindes me of "mama", I know that Avery, and the rest of the kids will remind you of Frankie.
Frankie, you will be missed greatly. We love you!!!! Say "hi" to my grandma for me!

Wendy McDowell
Friend

June 26, 2007

My memories of Frank are but a few, but lasting. When we talked he was always very kind, soft spoken and respectful. I am happy to have known him. I am grateful for his service and protection to our community. My sincere sympathy goes out to his entire family, commrads and all who knew and loved him.

We will miss you Frank. May you find eternal peace and happiness in the mansion our heavenly Father had prepared for you.

Cris McDowell

Cris McDowell
Friend

June 26, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Denzinger

Deputy
Montgomery Co, Ind Sheriff's Department,

June 26, 2007

Peace be with you and your family my brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Ohio

June 26, 2007

My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of Frank Denzinger. You paid the ultimate price in your profession. May God bring comfort to your family. I will pray for your young daughter who lost her father way too soon. God bless you sir.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

June 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the department during these trying times. May you forever rest in peace.

wife
RMPD NC

June 26, 2007

May you rest in peace. We didn't know Frank personally, however he was spoken highly of by members of our community. We support you in this difficult time and know that our prayers are with you all. Thank you for all of your sacrifices, it means so much to us to know that there are people like Frank keeping watch. God is with you always.

Sorg Family
Citizens of Georgetown

June 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Denzinger. May he rest in peace.

Janice
citizen

June 26, 2007

To the Denzinger family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. I guess it's a blessing you are spared the chore of a trial. You will be in my prayers always.

Jackie
Phila. Citizen

June 25, 2007

God speed brother!

Ofc. Hudgens
Cedar Grove PD

June 25, 2007

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