Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Franklin Arthur Dent

Bloomsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, August 21, 1927

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Reflections for Chief of Police Franklin Arthur Dent

Thinking of Chief Dent & his ultimate sacrifice to the Town of Bloomsburg 96 years ago. God Bless him and his family. It was an honor and privilege to be able to have Chief Dent's name added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.

Leo Sokoloski
Retired Town of Bloomsburg Chief of Police

August 21, 2023

Chief Frank Dent, I thank you for your service. I am y our great niece, LuAnn (Dent) Everitt. My father, Charles H. Dent, Sr. was your nephew. My husband is a retired police officer from Stroudsburg, PA, and I thank God every day that his career is behind him. Again, thank you for your dedication and your sacrifice. You are truly a hero and your family is so proud of you.

LuAnn (Dent) Everitt
Great Niece

June 2, 2023

While your killer was never identified and caught he/she surely faced a higher justice at a later time. Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 21, 2020

Chief of Police Dent, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 16, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 21, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother

Pennsylvania Patrolman

February 3, 2010

Chief Dent,
It has taken over 82 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bloomsburg.



January 5, 2010

Thinking of you this Christmas day.

Gilbert Daniel

December 25, 2009

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