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Police Officer Jared William Franks

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Jared William Franks


Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 4, 2024

I was reminded last night of the 3rd year beginning that you’ve been gone. Though I’m not one that worked with you, I’ve spoken to a lot that have. Your impact on others seems to be enormous and that speaks for itself. I was honored to cover the city during your service and hope your family and brothers/sisters continue to move forward in your honor.

K. Jarrell

November 11, 2021

For my permanent home, I was assigned to District 2, G squad; the same squad you were on. There is not a day that goes by where I'm patrolling that I don't think about you and what you meant to the district. My only wish is that I had made it to the squad before you left because I believe I could've learned much from you. Our family had the pleasure of knowing you through Jensen and you gave my father the opportunity to learn how much fun policing could be. Two years have passed now and at that time, I was merely applying and interviewing for the police department. I had no idea I'd end up on the squad you were on. We're holding it down in Greensboro as best we can, keep watching over us.

Officer KW Proffitt
Greensboro PD

November 9, 2020

I still miss you my friend. You were taken from us shortly after I moved to another agency and sometimes I wonder if I could have helped had I been around when the incident happened. I look back at some of our old text messages and smile. We had good times in the academy together. We worked through the tough times and laughed at the good times. I would call you young buck and you responded by calling me grandpa. You would sometimes seek my opinion on relationship matters and we’d sit and talk through it. Even though I was much older than you I had great respect for your work ethics and your dedication and I told you this. You were always opinionated but you were humble. Your goodness heavily outweighed your flaws. I could go on and on but I just wanted to say: “I miss you young buck”. Rest In Peace my brother.

PO Chris McDowell
Apex PD

March 9, 2020

I was blessed today 12-04-2019 by meeting Officer Franks Mother in the May Memorial Library in Burlington N.C. She was bringing in several of her son's favorite books to donate to the Library. She offered me to take as many as I wanted. She shared the tragedy that took her son's life. It touched me and I thanked her for her son's service and asked God to bless her. I took three of the books and I consider them special in that Officer Franks held them and enjoyed reading them. Rest in Peace Officer Franks.

Jeff Hagood Chaplain
NC State Highway Patrol during the 1970's.

December 4, 2019

It's been almost a year since the horrible call over the radio, but we still talk about sometimes. It's hard to forget... The fun, the jokes about my old Jeep, the 'war stories', how serious you took your job... Many that followed were measured by the example you set!
The age of my oldest Son you were one of my Younguns; always coming in for paperwork, candy, advise, a moment of peace & stress-relief, lots of laughter. Always full of fun and life and laughter!
But despite the jokes:
You stood out by the effort you put into learning your job and becoming good at it! Your Dad left you big boots to fill and you gave it your best to follow his footsteps! I think... I am sure you would have filled those boots one day! You had it in you!

I fully expected to one day watch him proudly pin his own bars on your shirt!

I think you would have told him that he could rest at ease and retire now; you would have it from here!

Rest in Peace, Youngun. You are missed. The World is a lesser Place without you in it.

Cat Reeves

August 26, 2019

It still doesn’t seem real that your gone brother. I still look up pictures of you and read articles about you every once in a while. Every time things get rough at work and I get down, I just think about you and how you would always make things better when ever I was feeling down. You always knew how to cheer people up. It usually ended up with us hitting a mud hole. I know your up there watching our six. Till Valhalla brother. Miss you and love you! In ZAX!

Officer John Mason
Brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, NC Probation & Parole, & Corneliu

March 20, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Jared William Franks. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please try to take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28, 29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

December 5, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

November 28, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother


November 26, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire family of Officer Jared William Franks, and to his brothers and sisters with the Greensboro Police Department. May Jared's soul forever rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

November 24, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Greensboro Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 21, 2018

May your soul RIP Officer Frank's. Thank you for your service. Condolences to your family and loved ones.

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

November 20, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

November 19, 2018

PO Franks,

May you rest in the arms of our Lord and may he be with your family.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 18, 2018

May God be with you Officer Franks.

Ret. Officer JR Neary
East Los Angeles, CA

November 17, 2018

It was a privilege and an honor to work with you. Rest easy bud we got the watch now.

Police Officer III William Russo
Greensboro Police Department

November 16, 2018

Thank you for your service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

November 16, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the GPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 16, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Franks. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Greensboro Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

November 16, 2018

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

November 16, 2018


Sheriff’s Detective Kenneth Seel
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

November 16, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

November 15, 2018

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department are saddened to learn of the death of Police Officer Jared Franks. We pray comfort & peace for Jared's family, coworkers, & friends, as they grieve his death. We celebrate his life for its sacrifice and service to community.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

November 14, 2018

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