Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Francone

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Friday, August 25, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Francone

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Francone. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 22, 2023

There needs to be a better way of deploying spike strips this is at least the second officer this year lost. Master Trooper James Bailey of the Indiana State police died the same way on March 3.

Mark Tinto

September 20, 2023

Anth - My blue blood sibling- because our dads were partners in LE all of our childhood days. I never let you forget that I had the honor of being your very first friend from a countless list of others, because my dad took me to the hospital nursery to meet you the day after you were born. I clearly remember walking up those steps & looking into the glass window while the nurse held you up & I waved at you. After years of battling over Tonka trucks or roller skating, we finally learned how to compromise in what activity we would plan next. I left Ely first, but you never missed writing me a monthly letter which I so looked forward to receiving in my college apartment mailbox. Then of course, came the later years of a different friendship where we supported each other through the hardships of life, such as divorces, job changes, raising kids (thank you for teaching E to freeway drive), medical battles, and of course, the beautiful gift of Katie. That night we were with her in the trauma center, we kneeled & prayed together & for our joined faith we witnessed a miracle! I know you are out there watching over her & all our kids. Can you please also watch over my nephews @ Metro, keep them safe on duty. I will see you on the other side of that glass nursery again soon my friend. Until then, I will miss you much. Love you, Anth!

Stacey Sampson
White Pine Co. Sheriff's Dpt

September 14, 2023

Anthony. Where do I start my friend. You were more than just a coworker, you are my brother. I'm gonna miss our Sunday work lunches, our long conversations about life, our daily texts, the practical jokes, the laughter and all the good times we shared. I always appreciated your professionalism towards the general public and the genuine empathy you showed on a daily basis. If I made a traffic stop and I was "Code 4", you always seemed to drive by or stop out with me just to make sure I was okay. I know I have learned a lot from you and I know I'm not the only one. You loved the job and you loved your family. August 25th, 2023 is a day I will never forget. Once I heard that radio traffic, my heart sank and I couldn't make my car drive fast enough to get to you. You will forever be in my heart! Miss you brother!!!

Officer Bryan Boren
Pyramid Lake Police Department

September 8, 2023

What an honor it has been to work, play and have you as my friend. I was in awe, watching you grow as a MAN, an OFFICER, and a FATHER !!! You truly were one of a kind and this world will surely miss you as I do ! I LOVE you Brother, rest in peace. Your friend, Tim

Asst. Chief (Ret.)
Carson City Alternative Sentencing (former Storey County Sergeant)

September 6, 2023

There are no words to describe how much I miss you. You consume my thoughts from the moment I wake up until the moment I fall asleep. I am so sorry this happened to you. You and the kids deserved better. I promise to watch over them and take care of them just like we talked about. I promise they will never forget how wonderful you are or the sacrifice you made. I hope I’m making you proud. Please rest easy and know that I’ve got you.

I love you,

Ashlee Francone
Sister/Retired Santa Rosa PD Officer

September 5, 2023

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

September 5, 2023

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

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 3, 2023

Officer Francone, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 2, 2023

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication service to Law Enforcement. May your soul RIP.

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

August 31, 2023

RIP Officer Francone. Thank you for your service to the communities of Eureka County, Storey County, Fallon Paiute, Washoe and Pyramid Lake

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

August 31, 2023

Rest in peace brother.

Det. Andreoli

August 31, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2023

May God Bless You, Your Family, and Friends. Thank you for your courage, dedication and selfless service in protecting your community. Our Condolences to All.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

August 31, 2023

My thoughts & prayers go out to all his family, friends, & fellow officers.

Gina Consolini RN
Massachusetts Public Health Dept

August 30, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

August 30, 2023

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Officer Francone.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

August 30, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 28, 2023

Thank you for your service Officer Anthony Francone. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow officers during this tragic time. I had the privilege of serving as a Game Warden there at Pyramid Lake in 1980. RIP

Deputy Richard M. Farrell (Retired)
Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane County, OR.

August 28, 2023

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 28, 2023

Rest In Peace Officer Francone, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother, we have the watch.


August 28, 2023

I will always remember the day you saved my life!!! Thank you for going above and beyond and making sure that I made it!! Every year you would text me that I had made it another year and that I was one of your best professional accomplishments!! This year I will not receive that Happy New Birthday and congratulations on another year!! I will forever make you proud and I will never forget the friendship that we had created!! RIP Mighty Francone!! Until we meet again you will forever remain in my heart!!!

Valerie Fox
Forever Friend

August 28, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Anthony Francone, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the Storey County Sheriff's Office where Officer Francone had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

August 28, 2023

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

August 28, 2023

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