Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Marshal Frank Dahlin

Isanti Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, December 23, 1926

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Reflections for Marshal Frank Dahlin

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 23, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 22, 2007

Marshal: I lived and worked as a police officer in Isanti from 1977 to 1979. I had never been told of your sacrifice until now. Rest in Peace your community is well you are not forgotten.

B.E.Cain ret.

October 27, 2007

Judgment Day for a Marshal

..Author Unknown....

The Marshal stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Marshal.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The Marshal squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the Marshal waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, Marshal,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward County Sheriff's Office

December 23, 2006

Police Officer Marshal Frank Dahlin I just wanted to write something because there were no reflections in your file. You must have suffered for two long weeks. Im a Police Officer in New Jersey. Whether your in Minnesota or New Jersey I guess its a very dangerous job. I just returned from a funeral for an Orange N.J. Police Officer Keiran Shields yesterday 08/12/2006. you never seem to get over them, he leaves three children and a wife. Your a hero.

police officer john mcguire
essex county sheriffs office

August 13, 2006

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