Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Robert Arthur Frahm

Elgin Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 4, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert Arthur Frahm

We are quickly closing the year 2019 and soon will enter the year 2020. Officer Frahm you are not forgotten. God Bless.

Patrolman Kenneth Labuda
Evanston Illinois Police Department (Retired)

November 2, 2019

Officer Frahm's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-24-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

November 24, 2016

We at the Elgin Police Department will always remember your service. To ensure this, we have included your story in the Elgin PD Museum in our lobby and named our training room the Robert A. Frahm Training Room. We have done this to serve as a tribute to the ultimate sacrifice that you and your family have made for the citizens of Elgin.

Detective Brian Lawrence, EPD Historian
Elgin, Illinois Police Department

March 22, 2016

Rest well, brother...we won't let you be forgotten.

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County

November 29, 2013


Although I have never met you, your memory lives on in the stories my mom (your daughter) shares of you.

I was born 10 years after your death but yet I feel as though I know you.

Thank you for your service. I to have dedicated my life to service, in the teaching of others. I am following in your footsteps in the best way I can.

You are remembered and loved.

Your granddaughter,

Teacher, Jessica Frahm Harris

February 10, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Frahm. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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.

Rest In Peace

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

December 4, 2011

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 1, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 3, 2007

Officer Frahm thank you for the service you gave to our great city your service and the service of the entire EPD has trully made Elgin a safe place rest well knowing Elgin is protected by officers as dedicated as yourself rest easy sir.

Explorer Freddy Segura
Elgin Police Explorer Post 1445

December 23, 2005

You are not forgotten............

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

December 10, 2004

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