Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Frank DeLeon

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 21, 1971

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Reflections for Officer Frank DeLeon

What hurts the most was hearing your last words, GOOD GOD NO I HAVE 5 KIDS....FOLLOWED BY SILENCE..... THOSE WORDS I WILL NEVER FOREGET.!!!!!!!


August 21, 2019

ANOTHER YEAR and still feel's like yesterday. Not a day or week goes by that you are not in my thoughts, crazy ya!. My older brother is dead, my oldest sister Pam has passed 4 months ago.. Again I am a loss for words.. I always wonder what life would be like had you been in our life, A lot of my memories are blocked out however I feel like the 9 year old that would sit in the corner of my closet in a fetal position.. and the walk back to the cars after the viewing wanting to run and hide, where?? not sure. DAD just know you are missed every day I breathe.. LOVE YOU..
Youngest son Mark .


August 21, 2019

Frank Deleon, We never met, but I know the story and have walked the halls of the AC where you died. You will always be remembered and I have preserved your story to that end. Rest In Peace

Sgt. R. Hamilton

May 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 21, 2018

It's been 46 years since we lost you. I miss you and think of you every day! It's also been hard since we lost Frankie.
So sad to watch him just slip away from us. Mark is taking your passing very hard this year. In fact he's never gotten over losing you as well as myself and Shelly too!
I just wish (all the time) that you were around to watch us all grow up. I know I was a wild child but you still loved me anyway. I love you Dad, hope Frankie is keeping you company. Thank you for watching over me and just know you're always in my heart. Pamela

Pamela De Leon
1st born daughter

August 21, 2017

Officer Deleon,

I was great friends with your son Frankie. He was a wonderful person and spoke highly of the Father that he lost when he was just a young boy. He was very proud of you and though he hit a few bumps along the way, always tried to be the man he thought his Daddy would be proud of while growing up.

The service you provided the rest of us is one that takes a special person to do. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice so that the rest of us may feel safe in our every day lives.

With nothing but the utmost respect,

Ron Mason

Ron Mason
Friend of your Son Frankie

April 2, 2017

Dearest Sharon & Deleon family,

My name is Ron Mason and I am a good friend of Frankie's. I am so sad to hear of his passing and can imagine how terribly he is missed. I have not seen him since he and I lived on the Embarcadero in San Francisco from 1991 to 1998. I had lost touch with him as I moved back to Seattle. I remember Frank speaking of you and sorry I never had the chance to meet you. It was a very busy time for us all there, but Frank and I never missed an opportunity to go for a long run down the Embarcadero and back to then spend 2-3 hours in the gym.

Take solace in the fact that Frank and Frankie are once again together and that Frankie has finally found the peace he had been searching for for so long.

With much respect and pleasant wishes,

Ron Mason

Ron Mason
DSF Graduate & Friend

April 2, 2017

Hello Dad, I got a message from another sister. I will respond, I know you won't mind. I feel like our family just got bigger

So this goes out to Trish Pedersen, please call. I tried to connect on FB but no luck.

Thank You Dad for helping me find another sister. You are the BEST. I miss you and really miss Frankie. I'm actually having a difficult time with his loss.


Sharon Winkelman

June 25, 2016

Dear Sharon,
This is Patricia, your older sister (never dreamed I'd be saying that!) I'd love to hear from you, too. FaceBook ... Trish Pedersen, Pacifica CA. Sincere gratitude for encouraging me to reach out.

Patricia DeLeon Pedersen

June 16, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Hi Daddy, It's the 44th anniversary of your death today. And every year I have cried. This year however I haven't because that murderous POS Pinell was killed in a prison riot. Some how I felt closure in knowing his rotten ass was dead. I still miss you so and know you can hear me when I talk to you. Thanks for watching over me every day. I'm back @ Anderson Heating here in Carson City for 2 years now. I'm doing well, you would be proud. XOXOXO

Pamela De Leon
1st Born Daughter

August 21, 2015

Aloha Dad, 44 years today your life was taken away from us.(De Leon Kids). I always have you in my heart. I'm still very upset about our brothers passing, Frankie. I miss him soooo much. He and I were very close throughout his living years. I have another piece of my heart missing. I am happy about the latest killing in SQ. May he ROTT in HELL. I hang my flag every August 21st. to honor all the fallen officers that day. You and your 1st born son are together now. I love you Dad. I love you Frankie. I love you Mom.

Peewee, Sharon De Leon Winkelman
4th born child, 3rd daughter

August 21, 2015

Shelly, Since yesterdays killing of the prisoner Pinell, who was connected to your dads death, I found this reflection for your dad. What you don't know is that we met a long time ago when my mom found her brother, your dad. She is Frances (Nee) Deleon. Its so crazy how people can be found. My mom and I talked about him while we heard this Pinell person was one of the 6 men that killed her brother. Now I read your brother has passed, Im sorry. I hope you read this. My name is Belinda I have left my information below. It would be nice to talk with a cousin I met but really didn't know. Thank you for reading this hope you respond.

Belinda Caravalho

August 13, 2015

Dear Dad,
April 22,[email protected] 9:15 am Frankie passed away. He cried for you a lot before he passed. He never did get over your horrible murder. I know you are together in heaven. That makes me smile.
I love you both very much. And dad, I think of you often. And when you died,so did a piece of my heart.Frankie has a big hug for you and mom from all us kids.
Love Shelly


April 23, 2015

Aloha Daddy, another year passes and your memory is still very strong in my heart, body and soul. I still share our memories of the past. You will never be forgotten Daddy. I know you watch down on me, you are everywhere I am. Mahalo for keeping a good watch over me and our family. Love forever. Gazoo, peewee, Sharon.

Sharon Winkelman
4th child

October 10, 2014

Another year has passed. The anniversary date has passed. I still cant come to grips with this. I still can talk about it. My son's are awesome as well as my wife of 30 years. Dad I miss you!! The best thing I can do is be here for my son's. We are the LION in Deleon. May the one's responsible ROTT IN HELL. Your flag displays proudly on my wall.

Mark DeLeon
Youngest son

August 27, 2014

To the Deleon family just to let you all know Kathi and i think about you guys,hope all is well.good time playing on center rd.

Doug Dawe friend

July 27, 2014

To all the Deleon family,we where friends growing up on center rd i think about you guys from time.At eleven yrars old and what happened to your family i will never forget hope your all doing well.

Doug Dawe

July 27, 2014

Daddy, I still chew on my nails and eat them, sick huh? Well, sometimes things never change. I would love to talk to the newest member of the De Leon Family. So, Patricia, you can reach out to me. Never new about you. But you are loved and excepted. I love my Father and I have so much of him with me to this day. Carry a big stick and beat the shit out of him...about a boy who picked on me in Novato. Classic story which I carry today. Love you Dad :)

Sharon Winkelman
4th Child born

April 16, 2014

When I was teen it was revealed that I'm adopted and longer still till before I learned your name from my grandmother, Lee Balsley, who sent me a clipping from the Stockton Record reporting your passing and she then she told me about you, my biological dad. She cared for you a lot. Adoption didn't work out so well for me and I used to daydream (still do sometimes) about a life with you in it. From the sentiments here you were a wonderful dad.
As you could see from above it was a very big blessing you didn't stay with Lorraine! I have some photos of you from the wedding and my original birth certificate, treasures all. It has given me peace to know who I really am. I look forward to seeing you again ... in heaven.

Patricia DeLeon Pedersen
A Missing Link

January 25, 2014

Hi Daddy,
Just sending you some LOVE..It's been like 42 years now yes? I haven't forgotten that fateful day that took you, my father away. FYI, Daddy: I know you hear me when I talk to you..and I mean every word I say..You may not physically be with me but you are with me in spirit..forever & All ways

Franks Daughter

August 24, 2013

Uncle Frank,
I am LorI- your sister Frances De Leon's daughter. I only remember very little of you. I was young when you passed. My mother told me you had five children and I have often wondered about them. I'm sorry you didn't get to watch them all grow. You are a hero.RIP

Loren Rivera

January 21, 2013

Hi Dad, I think of you often. I talk to you too, I know you hear me..I feel you in my heart and things around me. The SF Giants won the World Series..thanx for hearing me! Hey Dad, who is Frances? Any how, I work with Shelly at her store. Sharon, Mark & Stewie are doing great. Markie is still sad not having you around. Frank, well nothing much to say there he's just bein' Frank. Miss you now & forever Dad.You're my Hero! Say hi to Mom ok?
Love, Pamela

Pamela De Leon
1st born

January 12, 2013

I can barely remember you uncle Frank, but I"m told I look like you. I wish I had known you and my cousins better. I remember the traggedy and my mom, your sister Frances being so sad. I pray you are resting in peace.....


Loren Rivera

November 26, 2012

Hi Dad,
I Love You, I Miss You, I Think Of You Often..
Life Is Really Good. You Would Be Proud. I Talk To You Often Do You Hear Me ? Hey I'm A Grandma!!!
Emily Is 3 Months Old. I Am Happy.
I Love You With All My Heart.

Shelly Loving Daughter

November 13, 2012

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