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Deputy Sheriff Franklin Roy Furrer

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, November 16, 1973

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Franklin Roy Furrer

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Furrer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2020

"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine, which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming, but I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
- President Abraham Lincoln

Deputy Franklin Furrer’s sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We will remember him. We will honor him. Today, on the anniversary of his passing and all the days to come.
To Deputy Furrer’s family, friends and coworkers; your blue family stands with you always. Always.

Detective Shawna McClure
Concerns of Police Survivors Nebraska Chapter

November 16, 2019

Chriss and family, I was privileged to have Frank for a car partner for a time at Lancaster County SO. He was the most compassionate man I ever worked with. The things he taught me about how to treat people have served me well from those days in the early 1970's until my retirement in 2018. He was a wonderful officer. He never "talked down" to anyone. His idea of success was to arrest a person and have them thank him as he walked away or come find him when they got out to deliver that thank-you in person.

Now that I am done, I am allowing myself to look back on him and others who molded me. Continue to be proud.

Kenneth Jackson Chief (retired)
Wahoo, Nebraska Police Department

May 29, 2018

I never met my Father and not a day goes by that I don't think and wonder what if....

I am proud of my Father and for all active, retired and all members of the law enforcement family.

Thank you to everyone who has posted such kind words and thoughts. I have a guardian angel who is with me everyday. He is joined with others who continue to hold watch in heaven.

Chriss Furrer
Daughter of Franklin

October 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 2011

I Miss you Dad.

June 14, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Furrer, thank you for your service and dedication. It is sad that your own Department seems to have forgotten you and the ultimate sacrifice you made. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 11, 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

December 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute your for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 16, 2004

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


November 16, 2004

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