Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Richard John Frankie

Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant Richard John Frankie

Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen officer, Sgt. Richard John Frankie.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2021

Richard, you’ve been my best friend since we were nine years old, and there’s nothing more I’d love than to be able to talk to you right now. Oh how I miss you brother. Your selfless love of others. Your giving spirit and attitude. You made everyone around you feel loved and important. I know you were a fantastic and amazing officer, but you were an even better brother. You will be sorely missed and are greatly loved. May those who knew you been drawn to Christ because they watched you run the race with success. Well done good and faithful servant.

Mark VanDover

October 21, 2021

Sgt. Frankie,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Richard John Frankie and the extended law enforcement family of the Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 27, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 25, 2021

Sergeant Frankie, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 25, 2021

Sgt. Frankie was more than a Sergeant. Frankie was a brother in the Faith. Frank and I often discussed the greatness of God’s love toward us and our love toward Him.
Frankie will truly be missed and he has left an indelible mark on my life. Rest well my brother. Well done!!!!

Officer D. Bailey
Fort Bend ISD Police Officer

September 24, 2021

Richard was an amazing friend, and an awesome police officer. Back in 1994, when I first met Richard, I had the honor to be his first field training officer on 2nd Shift Patrol. Richard had an great attention to detail with his arrests, reports, filing of charges and when needed, backing-up his fellow patrol officers. Richard, you will be missed

Rest in Peace Richard.
Raymond Pena, retired Houston ISD Police Department Sergeant

Sergeant Raymond Pena (retired)
Houston ISD Police Department

September 24, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 24, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and co workers

Anne Hunsinger

September 24, 2021

Rest in peace, Sergeant Frankie. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

September 24, 2021

Sergeant Richard John Frankie, thank you for your nearly 28 years of service to Fort Bend Independent School District. May God watch over you, your family and all members of law enforcement during this most difficult time. God's Speed sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 23, 2021

It was an honor to know and work with you. RIH

Officer David Warren
Houston Independent School District Police Department

September 23, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Richard John Frankie, from complications of the COVD -19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Houston Independent School District Police where Sergeant Frankie had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2021

RIP Sergeant Frankie. Thank you for your service to the citizens and communities of Fort Bend Independent School District and Houston Independent School District

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 23, 2021

It is hard to believe we're celebrating what is the ultimate sacrifice our falling comrade and family. Sergeant Frankie was the epitome of an Police Officer / Supervisor. The inspiring motivation and encouragement that was always given will be missed. The leadership and guidance that was shared with me as a new officer with FBISD was truly appreciated and I am totally grateful. I will always remember the love, gifts, and good times we had. I personally will miss you Sergeant Frankie. As you would say, who loves you, I, Officer Steward.

To the Frankie family, Nicki, my condolence and prayers are with you.

Officer Sukenna R. Steward
Fort Bend ISD Police Department

September 23, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 23, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 23, 2021

I worked with him for many years.He was a great man and officer. Rest in peace Richard.

Police officer Randy Parish
Houston isd police department

September 23, 2021

It was an honor to work and serve with you in K9. We challenged each other and made each other better for the team. I will always remember the laughters, smiles, good times and jokes we shared. Like you will always say, my liege! RIP

Sgt. Tran
Houston ISD PD

September 22, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

September 22, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Richard Frankie. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Frankie will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 22, 2021

The first time I met Richard we laughed at each other until our sides hurt. When he started in Ft. Bend we were partnered up for about 4 weeks of Police work 101. Richard was a knowledgeable and great Officer. He was a caring and kind person. I don't remember ever seeing him mad or upset. He was always smiling. God broke the mold when he made Richard. I will truly miss my friend. Rest in peace brother. We will take it from here.

Officer Charles Villoutreix
Ft. Bend ISD Police Department

September 22, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

September 22, 2021

One of the most giving,caring, dedicated Officer/Sergeant you were my mentor the one that would always push me to be better and that I am grateful for you will always hold a special space in my heart like you would always tell me “Jes it’s going to be okay” until I see that beautiful warming smile of yours again love you Sgt keep me safe and watch over all of us

Officer J.Torres

September 22, 2021

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