Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Diamond Francies

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Carlos Diamond Francies

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 13, 2020

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 13, 2020

You are a beautiful soul! To read these reflections about you and see how truly selfless and giving you were. Your legacy will live on and you will always be a hero! Rest peacefully in paradise.

A citizen that backs the blue Rebecca W.
Geneva, NY

August 13, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Francies.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

I am so thankful the Lord gave me many opportunities to create great memories with you. I am very thankful for your encouragement to never give up on my dream. Because of you, I am a Deputy Sheriff and able to help others in our community. We all miss you dearly Diamond, you made a positive impact on many lives. Rest In Peace boy!

Deputy Sheriff
Sacramento County Sheriff

August 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 13, 2018

It has been awhile Diamond. I remember being at your moms work having lunch. She was looking at me for a bit and sat down and started talking. She asked what I do and I told her. She had a proud look on her face, when she said, "Well, my son is a police officer too (with much pride and enthusiasm)." I wouldn't meet you until a year later when Arnold called and asked if remembered your mom. I said, I did and he asked if I would be willing to meet with her son, so I called you. You asked if I would help out a fellow Deputy of yours who was injured on his way to work. You met me at the hospital and introduced me to Dwight's family. You could see how much you cared for him by the way you were with his family. By talking with your mom and others, that's just the way you were, "caring." I never told you, but the day you asked to meet me at the hospital was exactly 3 years to the day I crashed my patrol car. I died and was revived that night, but they amputated my right leg. Kind of humbling that exact day we met, your friend Dwight was in surgery and lost his right leg. It is interesting how God works. He brought our paths together that day. You wanted to help Dwight and you helped me by bringing Dwight into my life. I know Dwight is forever grateful for all you did for him and his family. When others need help or if I need motivation, I often think of you. That was such a bad day up on the mountain, but you did what you always do, "help." I am so sorry you had to leave us so fast, but I am sure we will see each other again. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers until we see each other.

Your brother in blue,

Officer Mike Mitchell
California Highway Patrol

May 14, 2018

Our condolences to the family! ❤️ R.I.P

Non-Affiliated Recruit Leila Hauck

October 23, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Francies,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Contra Costa County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 13, 2017

To share the exact same birthday with you is just honorable enough. Having the opportunity to mentor your sister while in the academy, as well as reflect on the guidance you gave me when I interviewed for your department will always stick in the back of my mind. Now I have the honor to be sworn in and take the same oath you took, and become an outstanding officer as you were to others. We miss you Diamond, We will take it from here brother.

Officer Aaron Odom
Town of Fairfax Ca Police Department

October 21, 2016

Rest in eternal peace my brother for you are a true hero. May you watch over us until we meet someday.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores

August 13, 2016

I was privileged to attend your funeral and honor and celebrate your life. You left a legacy of selflessness and are both admired and loved by many.

To the Francies family, fellow deputies, and all who call Carlos beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Francies gave to our community and the citizens of California , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 13, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 26, 2016

I am a surviving father of a fallen officer, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be riding in Honor of Deputy Sheriff Carlos Francies in the Law Enforcement United Bicycle Tour it is a 250 mile ride starting May 10th in Chesapeake Va. to Washington D.C. ending at the Iwo Jima memorial May 12th starting the kick off of National Police week in D.C. I would be honored to meet any family that may be in D.C. for Police week i will be wearing a wrist band in his Honor that i would like to present to his family.

Rick Jones
surviving Father of fallen officer Brad Jones Glendale Az.

May 9, 2016

Many thanks for your service to our country. My prayers be with your family. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 5, 2016

You are missed by your family, friends, and fellow deputies. Rest easy Deputy Francies and thank you for service to others.

Kenneth Wong
East Bay Regional Park District Police Department

March 3, 2016

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