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Corporal John Michael Frontczak

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, March 29, 1976

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Reflections for Corporal John Michael Frontczak

Cpl. Frontczak,
On today, the 43rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Captain who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 29, 2019

I was 9 yrs old, my family lived just 2 blocks from yours. My father was also on the job and was on scene (caught a glimpse of my dad on the local news regarding the shooting). Afterwards, my family got to know Jane, Michael and Danny and have wonderful memories playing at your house. I don't think I ever got to meet you but since that day I have never forgotten you, your family and officer Daly. As the child of a police officer I became keenly how fragile life was after that.

Terri McWilliams (Hosinski)

February 5, 2016

I live my life dad as if you're right there with me! NEVER a day go by I don't miss you being able to see your grand kids. You'd be DAMN PROUD! Though it was only four short years, you left your loving mark on my soul. One I continue and try EVERY DAY to pass on to your beautiful grandchildren.

You know the road I've traveled in my life. I long for the day when I can see you again. I hope the fishing is good up there dad.

Your son,

Daniel S. Frontczak

September 14, 2014

I don't know why I'm writing this other that the fact that I think about John very often.
My contact with John has nothing to do with Law enforcement.
I meet John under funny circumstances.
In 1960 I was on a junior high wrestling team.
Our team was at a meet in another town.
I was the biggest kid on my team at 160 pounds.
As we waited to be assigned our match, there was a huge
guy running laps around the gym.
He was wearing orange shorts that were ripped on the sides to the waste band. I assume that was to handle his tree trunk legs.
He was an imposing figure.
When it came time for my match I went to the mat.
To my surprise, so did this big guy.
The ref looked at him and looked at me and said hold everything. This isn't going to happen.
Everyone laughed.
Needless to say, I was relieved.
We talked for a few minutes and I realized what a great guy John was.
Skip forward two years.
I had moved back to the states.
I ran into a girl that was my best friend from two years before. I found out that she was engaged to John.
John was attending the university of michigan at this point
and was 1000 miles away.
He asked me to take the girl out and keep her entertained
in his absense. I was happy to do that.
When John was visiting I let him use my car to run around
and take the girl on dates.
That was a big deal because at 16 with my first car, I never let anyone drive it. 1947 Ford.
Those who knew John would understand why I trusted him
with my prized possession.
As time passed they broke up.
That girl and I started dating and eventually got married
and had two sons.
Over the years we always wondered what happen to John.
Skip forward many years.
I was in West Virgina with my dad attending his Korean War
reunion. We were in our room with the TV on and out of the corner of my eye I saw a guy in a police uniform on the TV. He looked just like John. Then in heard his named mention.
That drove me nuts so when I got home I did everything I could to find out what station aired the show and what it was about. Eventually I got in touch with the correct
police agency and confirmed that it was John that I knew.
I made a trip to visit the bridge named in his honor.
That brought back so many memories of a wonderful guy
that was kind and gental and had honor and integrity
even at a young age. I was not surprised to hear that he had chosen law enforcement as a career.
This was a good person. In this modern world we could use many more like him.
Even though it has been many years I still miss him and
think of him often.

As long as someone remembers, you continue to live.

God bless the men and women that are willing to put their lives on the line for others. Thanks John.

H. C. Hodges

June 6, 2013

We are still riding with you John. I will always remember your smiles and your humor.

We miss you brother.

D/Lt. D. Miller Loker Retired

May 24, 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 29, 2012

Every single time we pass over or under the bridge named for you and the other officer, we remember you:) I was a kid in elementary school when you were shot. We were let out early that day because we were pretty close to that location.....these days they would have put us in lock-down. Thank you for chosing a vocation in life to help and protect people:) We need more like you:) God Bless you and your family:):):)


May 14, 2011


Tierney 1205

May 3, 2008



February 26, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 7, 2007

Corporal Frontczak you are still remembered. Thank you for being a hero. God Speed brother.

April 29, 2007

Sir, know that your actions that day were courageous and you will always be remembered as a hero. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 28, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make will never be forgotten. Corporal Frontczak, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten. It saddens me to see that our justice system could let someone so violent go free. At least we know your murderer will be delt with by a higher power than our justice system.

Salem, Va

February 22, 2007

May you rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

January 6, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

October 31, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 12, 2006

I met your wife tonight, took a call for her. She is doing great! She still loves you and wishes you were here.

Patrolman Clark Lund
Idaho Falls Idaho

May 6, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

April 24, 2006

I had not yet begun my police career but I was living in the Wash/Metro area and remember the search for the suspect, after this shocking tragedy. I will never forget my shock at the suspect being AWOL from the Army. This was the year of the Bicentennial, 30 years ago, and I pray that Corp Frontczk's Family, and Fellow Officer's have found Peace in their Hearts...May we never forget His sacrifice...

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

March 29, 2006

You were a dear friend and we still think of you, and your family, often. We have always admired your courage.

Ellen and Joe

July 26, 2005

Your spirit lives on. Thank you.

December 25, 2004

Rest in peace Officer Frontczak. You are sorely missed by many and we promise you will never be forgotten.


May 22, 2004

We remember. God bless your family and friends. I hope they know that you are not forgotten.

Montgomery County MD Police

May 7, 2004

Thank you Officer Frontczak. Rest in peace.......

taryn Ontiveros

September 12, 2003

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