Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Steven Lee Frink

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Monday, March 22, 1993

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Reflections for Trooper Steven Lee Frink

Met Stu in Washington DC Great Trooper

Sr Patrolman Clark Lund
Idaho Falls Police

May 28, 2015

Wow, 20 years. I became a Wa. State Trooper in 1998 and know your brother Stu. We honor you Steve and send a special thank you to your family.

Trooper Pam

March 22, 2013

Remembering Trooper Steve, who was my neighbor across the street in Plateau Estates (Sammamish). He was a great man, and I am honored to have known him. May he rest in peace, and his family be forever proud that he made the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved, and protecting us.

Todd H.
Neighbor and Friend

October 5, 2012

Steve was a class mate of mine in the 62nd Trooper Class. Steve was a class act all the way around. He is remembered with great respect. RIP brother.

Auburn police Dept

August 16, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 22, 2010

Trooper Frink, thank you for your service.

30 days in jail hardly seems like justice when a life is lost!

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 24, 2009

On the 16th anniversary of Trooper Frink's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Trooper Frink is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

March 22, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

You are not forgotten, especially on this the anniversery of your death.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 22, 2009

Remembering Steve and his family today, the 16th anniversary of his death.

God bless!


Trooper Tim Lenander
WSP / co-worker

March 20, 2009

I never met Steven but did meet Gayle and their two children a number of years after his death. Steven's untimely death saw the emergence of a very strong woman in Gayle who to this day continues her fight for fallen members and their families.

May you rest in peace knowing Gayle and the children are OK.

Constable Michael Galbraith (Retired )
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

October 3, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008



February 22, 2008

30 Days...

Rest in Peace Bro...We'll take it from here...

Patrol/SRO/GC - #3775
Sister - MI

March 22, 2007

Uncle Steve, You gave you life to do what you loved doing and same with my dad! He followed in your footsteps and I admire all that has come from your marriage and relationship in my life! I miss you dearly and so does everyone else! I wish that I may one day soon see you again and meet with you in heaven! I love you lots and you still mean a lot to me...even if you died when I was 3 years old! I love you and your family!


neice to Steve

February 15, 2007

To Trooper Steven Lee Frink and his loved ones:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Steven, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Trooper Steven Frink. I am humbled by your valor, courage, dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Steven gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 22, 1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 22, 2006

Thinking of you on the anniversary of your death. My thoughts are with your
family, too. I am sure it has been a
long, hard road without you. Thank
you for your service and know that
time has not diminished your
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 22, 2006

Gayle, i have thought so much about you today. A hard day for all of us. I just got home form Officer Lones memorial service. I cant imagine the pain and emotions you must have felt today. wiht an anniversary plus putting one more "At peace wiht honor" on the same day. Steven wont be forgotton, we love you Gayle your a strong woman.


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J. Lane EOW 5/30/03

March 22, 2005


Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J. Lane, EOW 5/30/03

March 16, 2005

Your wife came and taught a class at the police academy, on critical incident response, and told us her story. I admire her strength and courage, and even more, the ability to train others on how to cope and deal with such a traumatic event...that we all pray we will not have to endure. God bless you, your wife and your family. She, our sister, is always welcome and loved.

March 14, 2005

You are not forgotten. Rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 16, 2004

Thank you for protecting our streets, now rest in peace.

Washington State Resident

December 27, 2003

Rest easy, Troop. You are not forgotten. Never. May your children know their dad is a hero!

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, March 22, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Trooper Frink who died on this date 10 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Trooper Frink's sacrifice will never be forgotten

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

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