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Trooper Frank A. Doris

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 1967

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Reflections for Trooper Frank A. Doris

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

I spent the first 11 years of my life in Clay City. Every day our school bus stopped at Trooper Doris’s house to pk up his son Mark. Everyone in town knew and respected Trooper Doris, he was Clay City’s home town hero. Around town he was as friendly off duty as on duty. About a year after we move from Clay City we learn of his death. My wife and I have both retired from local and Federal Law Enforcement, and Trooper Doris is the childhood hero I have never forgotten.

Det. Mike Sivok, retired
Olathe Ks. Police Dept.

June 7, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Doris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 18, 2019

I have been driving up I -57 for 3 years. I just read this story about Trooper Doris. What a horrible tragedy. My heartfelt condolences are with all family members.

Deputy Chief Hoyle (retired)
DeKalb Fire Dept

November 16, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

Frank Doris was a good State policeman but more importantly, he was a good dad! When his oldest son, Rod, played basketball for OCC, he would come to the games if at all possible. When the team would go out to eat at the Holiday Inn for the "All you can eat" meals, Frank would stop in. Before he left, he would always say, "Glad you got to see me!" His smile and his love for his family live on!

Carol Vaughn Schafer
Just a friend

December 28, 2014

I was just a young boy, but remember Franks death, he was my fathers best friend and colleague !!
I have the privilidges of being friends with the Doris family, and can only vaguely imagine the loss they suffered !
My heart goes out to them still to this day !!
RIP Trooper Frank Doris ,, from your lil buddy Bill Willis !!
I will never forget you either !!

William j willis

March 17, 2014

May 27, 1967 is a day that I shall never forget. I lost my father that day. I became a police officer and dedicated my life, as Dad did, to serving the citizens of Illinois. I know he watched over me in my career as I completed my service and retired after 29 years in law enforcement. When my time on Earth is done, I hope to see your smiling face again.

Lt. Mark Doris - Retired ISP

November 4, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Doris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

Police work can be most dangerous, even in the simplest of situations, like writing a speeding ticket. Your ultimate sacrifie some 44 years ago will not be forgotten. You are a hero and your contribution shall not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 27, 2011

Trooper Doris,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 27, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Frank, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

May 28, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Frank, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

May 28, 2004

I remember well when Frank Doris died. I was only 13. My dad, Donald Johnson, was a Corporal in the State Police working out of District 12A. We were walking daddy to his car when Ura Gaines car went by. Daddy pulled his shotgun from the car and got in the chase. He ended up causing the suspect to roll the car. It hit daddy hard the way Trooper Doris died during a routine traffic stop. Daddy talked about what a good policeman he had been. It was the first time I really understood the danger that daddy and the other officers faced.

Carolyn Johnson

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