Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Frank Rankin, Jr.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 30, 1960

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Reflections for Lieutenant Frank Rankin, Jr.

Lt. Rankin, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 18, 2019

Wow. My sister found this site today on Twitter. I was unaware of this amazing organization. I’m extremely grateful and humbled by the words of others.

My name is Frank E. Rankin III, youngest son of FER Jr. I was 8 years old when my father drowned in the Klamath River.

I worked for CDCR for ten years, then became a lawyer. My practice was handling workers’ conoensation claims for peace officers, including family members who were entitled to w/c death benefits for their peace officer loved ones who died as a consequence of the job.

Thank y’all and this organization for doing what is an important role for peace officers.

I’ve missed my father all these years and very pleased my sister found this organization.

Regards, Frank

Frank E. Rankin III
Son and retired CDCR

November 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 30, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Lt. Rankin,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WW II(even though your memorial doesn't say it I'm guessing you probably served during the War because of your age). And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 30, 2014

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 1, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 1, 2013

Its been 53 years but you are now being remembered by the law enforcement community. You are with God and you will never be forgotten. RIP Lt. Rankin.


November 1, 2013

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