Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief of Police John Paul Frisco, Sr.

Windcrest Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 13, 1985

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Reflections for Deputy Chief of Police John Paul Frisco, Sr.

Dear Amanda, I knew your father when I lived in Florida. I moved from New Jersey to FL. In 1964. He was my boyfriend for 2 1/2 years. The last time I was with him was at the Miami airport, he was in the Air Force. I ended moving back to Jersey and your father stayed in Texas. Several years ago I contacted his sister Cindy, only because I put his name into the computer, never expecting to read how he passed away. I was Devastated to read this article. Your father was so special to me. Imagine, at 17 years old your parents moved you to a state where you knew no one. How we met and how our relationship developed was a love story. I am so proud to have known and loved him. I have him on videos and when I watch them I’m always smiling because he lit up my life. Thank you for taking the time to read this…. Fondly, Ginger Delia


March 11, 2022

Hi. I’m Amanda Frisco Martin. John Frisco’s daughter. I would like to thank all of you for your kind words. Life has been interesting since 1985. But good. We do think of him so very often. He was a good man and a wonderful dad that was loved.

Amanda Martin

February 16, 2022

I was on dispatch the night it happened. You walked out the backdoor, slipped on something, I laughed and you gave me a jokingly dirty look. Enjoyed working with you and Wes.

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Laura Simmons
previous Windcrest dispatcher

December 16, 2017

Thank you for your service sir!!

Maritime Security Officer Beverly Bowers
McRoberts Maritime Security agency

December 13, 2015

I know you know that I'm still thinking of you..always


July 23, 2015

I still miss you John. I remember the time I hit a deer with the squad car by accident, had to shoot it cause it was injured, then tied it to the light bar and drove it to your house. Proud to say you were my friend.

Patrolman Wes Williams
Windcrest P.D.

May 4, 2014

I think I finally found your sister on this thing called facebook. I had a dream of you last night and I was so happy to see you and you were hugging me and we were so young. Today I went on this thing on the computer and I think I found both sandy and cindy and I sent them a request to contact me. I'm hoping your not the same jack frisco that I dated way back in the 60's, but if you are, you will see I still think of you xoxoxo

old friend

June 1, 2013

John, whenever I think about my time in police work, I always think of the times we worked together and the good work we did. It was a long time ago and I hope the very different journey you took was a good one. Maybe I'll see you again someday -

Former Patrol Sgt. Don Rozar
Windcrest Police Dept.

August 31, 2011

You were my buddy and I will always remember you. I take great pride in saying that "Frisco" is my God Father. Keep watching over us~K

Kelly Hunnicutt-Hudson
God Daughter

July 3, 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.

I am glad that the person responsible for your death was finally apprehended and I hope it brought your family some peace. I also hope your children received the support they needed.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

If you attended So.Broward High in Hollywood Florida, then you and I dated in High school. You went into the Airforce and I moved back to Jersey.I believe we truely loved each other.but we were so young. I've thought of you so many times over the years and hope to see you again. why did i put your name in the computer and come up with this. Never did i expect to find you here. I am so sad to read this.I would like to say to your sisters and your children that you were special to me.Special enough for me to name my daughter Jacqueline...and we call her jackie. Rest in peace Jack, i'll remember you always.xoxox Ginger


August 5, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is pleased that justice was finally served for you and your family.

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December 7, 2007

May Our Lord bless both you and your loved ones.

December 13, 2006

We remembered, Dale and I. He is now the Lieutenant; I'm still the Department nanny. Enjoy the bouquet and rest in peace. You are still in our hearts.

Doris E. Arnold
WPD Secretary

December 13, 2006

John Paul, I've changed out the flowers on your grave again to autumn flowers and leaves. It frustrates me that no one else visits your resting place. I was the last person at WPD to talk to you, so as long as I'm alive, you won't be forgotten. I invite all those that knew you to visit your resting place and offer a prayer for your repose.

Doris E. Arnold
WPD Secretary 1985-2000, 2005-

October 4, 2006

I was a Patrol Corporal with the Windcrest Police Department the night John was killed. While small, John was tough. He is missed.

Chief Don F. Adams
Alamo Community College District Police Department

February 4, 2006



December 13, 2005

Lt. Frisco was a graduate of the F.B.I. academy. He was not very tall but was physically strong for his size. He was the primary caretaker for his 5 minor children. Sgt. Rick Pruitt and I were the first officers on the scene and we will miss his cheerful smile and positive attitude.

Patrolman A. W. Williams

September 17, 2005

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.


December 13, 2004

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