Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Walter C. Frago

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 1970

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Reflections for Officer Walter C. Frago

Still remembered, still honored. Good bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

April 5, 2022

God bless our brave brothers. You are missed. 51 years ago you gave your lives in such a tragic way and we will never forget you. God Bless you and your families.

State Traffic Officer 7185 South LA CHP
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

April 5, 2021

May all the angels carry our service officers and military thru our good and bad times

G. L. Frago, cousin to Walter Frago on my father's side.

April 5, 2021

To these four brave officers, thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. God Speed and God Bless your families and the men and women of the CHP.

To Mr. Gary Kness, wherever you are sir, thank you as well for your bravery and selfless actions that night, and may God Bless you and your family always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 5, 2021

All of the Newhall officers are never forgotten, as these 4 officers gave their life up. We have heard that there was a courageous civilian who tried to help. All of the courage and bravery will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Newhall Officers.

William Jin
Future LEO and Boy Scout in Troop 737, Walnut, California

May 4, 2020

You are not forgotten.

M/SGT G.H. Williams
UNC Greensboro Police Department

April 6, 2020

God Bless you brother. [email protected] for family to contact me for a tribute photo that I have displayed on my Interceptor SUV of the brave four officers. Semper Fi

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971

April 5, 2020

I was 16 years of age at my cousin's funeral in Merced, Ca. I remember that he was such an important man at that time in my life. I still remember walking down the isle of the Catholic church where there were officers and people who saluted him and the others officers that their lives were taken.

G. L. Frago, cousin to Walter Frago on my father's side.

September 3, 2019

my grandfather was shot and killed so many years ago and if I knew him I would love him as much as my aunt ( celeste) and my mom would know him as long before he was killed

alyssa carmona
walter c frago (grandfather

March 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Frago.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 22, 2019

48 years ago tonight at 2145hrs our Four Brave Newhall officers started their last graveyard shift briefings. Two hours and 10 minutes till the traffic stop at "J's" restaurant and the start of the Newhall Incident. God Bless our Brothers.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze

April 6, 2018

As I pass on the lessons you taught us that night, to class after class of new recruits, I make it a point to remind them of the horrific price you paid that we all might become better trained professionals. How many "Newhalls" have been avoided because of what you showed us? How many of us have come home at the end of the shift, because of what you showed us? So many of us owe you so much. The four of you continue to serve our profession. Thanks.

NC Officer

April 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 5, 2018

"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 24, 2015

I became a Deputy Sheriff in Utah in the mid 70's and this senseless crime was used many times as training scenarios, and reminders. What a sad day for the Officers, their families and the California Highway Patrol. Rest in Peace brothers.

Detective Stevan W. Ridge, Ret.
Wasatch County Sheriff's Dept. Utah

May 1, 2015

Officer Frago,
I remember this as it was yesterday, not 43 years ago today! I was to become a LA Deputy Sheriff in 1970, and assigned to the "Wayside Honor Rancho". I drove by J's Coffee Shop 10 times a week and every time felt such remorse and sorrow for what happened to you four Officers.
It's rare when I see a "Chippy", that I don't again think of all of you.
Rest in peace Brothers, I hope we will meet on the other side.

Sergeant - Retired L. Berry
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

April 6, 2013

Its been 43 years since these troopers sacrificed their lives in the line of duty which forever changed the way the CHP handled deadly armed confrontations. We will always remember Officers Alleyn, Frago, Gore and Pence in our prayers & thoughts.

Jesse Y. Leal, #4114

April 5, 2013

Dearest Officer Frago: Just wanted to pause and pay respects to you and your three brother officers who changed law enforcement for good 43 years ago. Because of your loss, cops go home instead of to the morgue because so much has been learned as a result of The Newhall Incident.

Your sacrifice was not in vain. You are appreciated, remembered and loved.


LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

April 5, 2013

Your dear however sad, happened at a time that I was just entering into law enforcement. This shaped so many training programs and possibly has saved hundreds of lives in law enforcement. You were truly a Hero and your Death was not in Vain.

Retired Detective Sgt. Rick Janes
Winnemucca Police Dept., Nevada

September 17, 2012

rest in peace and may god bless you


April 6, 2012

Time does not diminish the memories of that terrible night. You and your three brothers will be remembered because cops go home at the end of shift because of you. We are blessed to have had you in our lives wearing blue and gold.

Forty two years later and you are still loved, remembered and appreciated. God bless you!!

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

April 5, 2012

"Honor never grows old, Heroes never die"- - You are remembered....Godspeed


April 6, 2011

God Bless you Walter....It's been 41 years and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the 3 brave officers that gave their lifes along with you that late night for the citizerns of California. Why this had to happen to 4 young officers in the prome of their lives is hard to explain. I know how you felt that night when the incident went down. You are loved and will always be rememebered by all of the Blue and Gold....Watch over all the brave officers that patrol the highways of California and we will meet someday...Semper Fi CHPY....
#7185 South L.A. 1969-1971

State Traffic Officer #7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

April 4, 2011

I met Ofc. Frago's family the other day. They spoke of this incident. One fallen officer is too many.

I work in law enforcement too, for an Arizona municipal agency.

God Bless!!!

Paul Ortman

December 10, 2010

I was a Santa Clarita resident for 35 years. I always respected the CHP and their Officers. I believe his name was Officer Myer, who used to stop me for window tint when I was 17 years old. He told me the story of these four brave Officers in the Newhall shootings and it touched me deeply. I wanted to pay my respects in some way. God bless, Jeff Jaynes Arizona Highway Patrol-Williams, AZ.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 18, 2010

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