Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frank Bruno, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank Bruno, Jr.

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 7, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Bruno.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2019

As an 8year old living on cummings st. in memphis tn I remember Frank Bruno very well.He was a very likable person as I remember and very dedicated in his appearance and action toward the community.His tragic death has stayed with me for 55 years and I will always remember him as a very special human being.God seems to take our best and I hope when my time comes Frank Bruno is one person I would like to shake his hand and tell him thank you.

Memphis resident in 1960

February 28, 2015

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 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 3, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 7, 2012

Henry Clay Monts and his two partners were arrested and convicted of Frank's murder.

Sgt. J.W. Smith
Memphis Police Dept. (Retired)

January 9, 2012

I was just one when you were killed. My father, Billy Pierini was your partner. He died soon after in a car accident, fell asleep at the wheel since he had not slept much after your death. You were partners and I have received much knowledge through relatives over the years. I have thought about you and your family for years and I think about you and my father often. I pray for your family. I married a police officer and I became a bank investigator. I guess its in my blood. Thank you for being my dads partner. Rest in Peace.

Lisa Pierini
Partners daughter

September 27, 2011

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

I was 11 yrs. old when you were killed, I used to go to your father's shoe shop on my way home from school (Gordon Elem.)...I never knew you, but your father was such a kind gentle man to all the neighborhood children...we all loved him & loved to go to his shoe shop on the back of his house...I was so sadden when I heard adults talking about your had to have been a wonderful man to have been raised by Mr. Bruno...may God bless your family & may you rest in peace along with your father Mr. Bruno...

Cheryl Greene Jones Hawkins
family friend

June 2, 2007

I remember him as I was a little girl in school and he watched a crossing where I walked after school.I gave him a school picture one time. I have always remembered him as a friendly , smileing man who would always take time to talk with us kids.I lived on McLemore for a long time. I was and am still proud to think of him as a friend.

Connie Nelson- Pugh

October 12, 2006

Frank Bruno Jr. A fine man. Too bad they never caught your true killer.

Memphis Police Dept.

February 26, 2005

Frank Bruno Jr. A fine man. Too bad they never caught your true killer.

Memphis Police Dept.

February 26, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

Officer Bruno Jr., I have learned many of things through your family. You were a wonderful man who was taken from his family too soon. To this day they grieve your loss and your memory is not forgotten. I am reminded everyday that I must be careful, so that I can return home to your beautiful grand daughter. May you watch over us and keep us in peace.

My fallen brother, you are not forgotten!

P 2 Carey Adams
Memphis Police Department

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