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Police Officer Frank H. Dunn

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank H. Dunn

Officer Dunn,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army and ALARNG-especially in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2017

Frank and I bought identical S&W Model 19s at McCain's in Birmingham. He went back to his M39 9mm soon after and I bought the M19 from him and I still have it.

Steve Huey
Former Patrolman, North Precinct

May 7, 2015

Oh my God... What an empty feeling in my stomach!
I have been looking for Frank for years. I served with Frank in Viet Nam, Frank was a hero among heroes.
While we were in Fort Benning I visited his home and family in Birmingham and when we returned from Nam I stopped by to see him. We lost a great trooper and a good friend.
Throw some smoke Frank I will see you on Fiddlers Green.
Jay Doc Hock Hockenbury

1/9th First Cav

August 7, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

I was in the 167th SPT Command. Officer Dunn was our 1SG. I remember him as kind but by the book man. He took care of his troops always watching out for the younger troops. Birmingham, Al truely lost a good man. 1SG Dunn I think about you often and you wearing a smile.

Connie Falls (Brown) Smith

December 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 14, 2010

Officer Dunn RIP we have watch for when you passed I was born

Detetion Officer Robert Soliz
Victoria County Sheriff's Office TX

July 1, 2009

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

I was 18 yeas old and lived 2 doors down from Officer Dunn when this accident happened. I was friends with his daughter. He loved er more than anything and you always saw them working in the yard or doing something together. I remember the morning of the accident him leaving on his motorcycle in his uniform he always waved as he left the neighborhood.that evening when I found out what had happened i was in shock. Something like this is not suppose to happen to such a nice man. Now I am married to a police officer and unfortuantly as i look on this site i see it still happens way to much.

officer Dunn even after 20 years I have never forgotten you.

Keshia Lewis
wife of police officer

April 5, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Dunn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 25, 2006


You and Mr. Nick were legends. I am sure you still are. When we need a K-9 now, I'm sure both of you will be there.


Lt. W. M. Walker (ret)
Birmingham P D

December 18, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

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