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Police Officer Frank Paul Russo

Schaumburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 1, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank Paul Russo

Dad, so much time has passed and it hasn’t gotten any easier. Writing on a memorial page will never bring you back, but it reminds me that your memory will never fade. I wish you’d seen me graduate law school, watched me get sworn in, and I wish you would see where I am today. I love you, and I miss you so much.

Teresa Russo

January 16, 2021

Teresa, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Hang in there. No words can ever bring him back but please know that your dad died doing something that only a special person can do. He’s with God and I’m sure he’s watching over you.

SDS retired Mark Mccormack

November 1, 2019

OFC Russo thank for your service

Security Objective

November 1, 2018

Officer Russo's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-22-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 22, 2017

May God bless you and your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 1, 2017

Sometimes I wonder why writing to you on here makes me feel like somehow you're listening. It's strange, but it's something I'll roll with. I have been missing you more than ever lately. There has been so much going on in my life, both good and bad, and I wish you were here to talk me through what's been happening to me. I miss you so much, and it feels like that hole you ripped in my heart when you left will never heal. It just keeps getting bigger, and it's starting to become a bit too much to bear. I love you Dad. I love you, and I wish you could hug me right now and tell me everything was going to be alright. Because that is something I need more than anything else.

Teresa Russo

June 5, 2017

Hi uncle frank. It's Kaylee, I don't remember you that well. My mom tells me about you, so does Teresa. I never got to meet you, even though you met me. I just wish I would've been able to get to know you, to be able to call you on the phone and have a conversation. If anything, I would want to just meet you. But I do know that one day, I will meet you in heaven. I will be able to meet everyone that I missed. I love you.

Kaylee Roden
Grand Niece

May 30, 2017

It's Father's Day again, and I miss you more than ever. I wish you were here Dad, I wish we could celebrate this holiday together. You would be proud of what Mom has accomplished. So much has happened and it would have been better with you by our sides. I love you, and I will never stop missing you. You were the best dad a girl could ever hope to have, and I was lucky to get 15 years with you. I just wish I had more.
Hope you're happy up in heaven daddy, you deserve at least that.

Teresa Russo

June 21, 2015

Happy birthday frank it's a very sad day you are not here to celebrate your birthday and my parakeet just died in my hands
He is now with you in heaven . Everyone I love including pets all die on me when is it my turn . Love you and miss you
You now have bluey in heaven with you

Sandy russo

April 19, 2015

Hi uncle Frank it's me your nice Kaylee I am 10 years old now and it's not the same without you and I wish you, were here for my birthdays that were here and I wish that you were with me where ever I went and if you were alive I would try and be just like you and I wish you were,with me when I was sad I miss you soo much love u uncle frank

Kaylee Roden
Great niece

March 19, 2015

Lately life has been really hard and I wish more than ever that you were here to push through with me. I miss you so much all the time. Everyone tries to tell me that time heals all wounds, but the gaping hole in my heart, the part you tore out and took with you when you left, hasn't gotten any smaller. It still hurts like it was yesterday. I have been trying really hard to make you proud of me, but it all seems so much less important without you here. I would do anything to be able to hear your voice one more time, to hug you again, or even just say how much I love. you. I am still so proud of everything you accomplished. I was telling my friends about you, how you were always so kind and would help everyone you could. I can only hope to be half as good as you were. I miss you Daddy. I love you, forever and always.
Your daughter,

Teresa Russo

December 14, 2014

Frank this is 6 years you have been gone nothing is the same anymore holidays are not the same . I now have 2 dream catchers above my bed to keep away all the bad and negative dreams. Please keep a close watch on me for I need it love you and miss you .
Your sister sandy

Sandy russo

November 2, 2014

Dear frank, you are always on my mind this is year 5
now that you are gone you would be very proud of
teresa she is going to loyola to be a lawyer.
She will go very far in life . I keep in touch with her all
the time. Keep a place for me in heaven I love u and
miss you

sister sandra russo

January 7, 2014

Dear frank.
its been 5 years now since you left us. You would be
Very proud of teresa she is going to loyola to be a
lawyer . She is going to college and doing all the right
things in her life , you will never have to worry about
her. I think about you all the time not a day goes by
when you are not on my mind . Bye for now I love
you and miss you .your sister


January 7, 2014

Dear Teresa Russo

Schaumburg Professional Firefighters Local 4092 want you to know how much we loved your Dad and our prayers are with you and your family. Please feel free to come to our annual Memorial Mass on November 26th at St Matthews Church in Schaumburg 9am.

Hang in there and know we think of him all the time.

Anthony Laurie Local 4092 President
Schaumburg Fire Department

October 31, 2013

Dear Russo Family, On this upcoming fifth anniversary of the loss of your most beloved Frank,may God grant you peace and serenity and heal your pain.May you always cherish the memory of a Great Man.I'm so sorry for your loss.

Schaumburg Fire

October 17, 2013

With father's day coming up the nightmares and fear are returning. I know you always taught me to be strong but the pain of losing you hurts so much. I miss you more than anything. It wasn't fair that you were taken from us way before your time. I wish I had fought harder to make you stay home that night. I wish I had gotten to say good bye. I wish I could hug you one last time. I wish I could go back in time and spend more time with you. So many wishes that will never come true. I would do anything to be with you again Dad. I feel like I lost myself when you died, life just isn't the same. Now all I have are bittersweet memories, photos, and memorial pages. It's not fair that the good die young. You were my everything, and I wish I could have you back. I love you Daddy, always have and always will, forever and a day.

Teresa Russo

June 14, 2013

Just stopping by to let you know that we are still thinking about you as you patrol the streets of heaven. God speed, Officer Russo.

Adam Usher
Largo Police, Fl.

February 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Russo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Save a place at the table, Brother.
Love you and miss you.


January 24, 2013

Miss you Frank, may God bless your family.

Dave Phillips

November 4, 2012

We miss you Franky. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Derek Persson
Schaumburg Police

November 2, 2012

Frank, May you Rest In Peace and may the Lord's Perpetual Light shine upon you. I'll always remember your dedication to the job, and your ability to bring a smile to everyone's face with your wit and humor. I know your family misses you even more than the many friends you had. I hope they find solace in knowing you were a good cop who really cared about the community you served, and died while serving them.

Bob Stachnik
Schaumburg PD (Retired)

November 1, 2012

Four years ago today you left me. I miss you so much. With each passing moment the pain only grows. You were my light and you're gone. I miss you with every fiber of my being. I would trade the world just to hug you one last time. It's not fair that you had to go. You are missed by so many, I know mom is trying really hard to make you proud of her, and I think you are, I know I am. You will never be forgotten daddy. You are still my best friend, no one will ever take your place. I just wish you were here to talk to. So many things have changed and I feel so alone in the city without you to cheer me on. I want nothing more than for you to come home daddy, and it kills me to know you never will. Your end of watch won't be over until I join you up there dad, wait for me.

Teresa Russo

November 1, 2012

Hey Dad,
Things are getting rough right now, and we all miss you so much. There are times I want to talk to you, and then I realize I can't hear you anymore. I miss you so much. You are the best dad a girl could ever have and I just wanted to say I love you again. I never forget about you, you are the reason me and mom still try so hard. We will never forget you, mom misses you more than anything. I wish you were still here, it's not fair that you had to leave so soon. But I will hold down the fort until we see each other again. I think you would be proud of me getting into college. I am going to be a lawyer for you daddy. You are my inspiration. I love you so much, and there is a hole where you used to be in my life. I would give anything to bring you back. I love you, rest in peace and shake things up in heaven with Grandpa. <3

Teresa Russo

December 16, 2011

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