Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Frank D. Howell

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Frank D. Howell

I worked with Frank when he was a police officer at Forest Hill Police Dept.
and I was a dispatcher there. Working with him was a joy. He was always full of energy and had the best sense of humor of anyone I knew. We became great friends and shared lots of opinions and family stories. I was so very saddened to know someone stole this gift of his life, from us all. He was unique, a fine police officer, and loved his family above all else. He left an everlasting, sweet memory and I was blessed to call him my friend.

Donna Langford Ritchie
past Forest Hill Police dispatcher

November 27, 2017

Love you Dad...You with me everyday...Your Son Pete....

James Howell
Son

November 3, 2016

Frank, we worked together as city police officers, and later as Deputy Sheriffs, assigned to fugitive division at Tarrant County, Fort Wort, Texas. I remember getting the call that night that you had been killed. You were always bigger than life and it just seemed like a dream. As a pall bearer at your funeral the harsh reality set in, yes, your EOW had arrived. You had a wonderful family that loves you very much. You had a great sense of humor and will never be forgotten. R.I.P. my brother
Glen Allison Tarrant Co Dep (RET)

Dep Sheriff Glen Allison (retired)
Tarrant Co Texas Sheriff Dept

June 16, 2016

Love you..With me everyday...

David Howell
Son

June 25, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

November 3, 2014

Nicely said, DW. Gone but not forgotten brother.

Deputy Rodney Thompson
TCSO

June 29, 2012

I only knew Frank through the reflections of those he served with, who shared them over the years and when we would honor him at graveside while I served as Tarrant County Sheriff. To this day I think about Frank's family, their loss and their grief...in the same way as I think about the families of Clark, Maurice and TJ.

My prayers are with you all and may God bless you.

David Williams, 33rd Sheriff of TCSO
Former Tarrant County Sheriff

June 15, 2012

IT'S been twenty five years today Dad.Your with me in my heart everyday.For me to be 42 years old just doesn't seem wright, you still has so many good years ahead of you.....But I know you where taken doing what you loved...You always wanted to make a difference in the world.From being an fireman ,judge, paramedic an a Sunday school teacher for toddlers you were the best........And last but not least, wonderful father...Rest in peace Dad.....

Pete Howell

November 3, 2011

God bless Frank, a good and loyal friend in High School. You are not forgotten.

Chaplain James D. Patrick, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

J. D. Patrick
High School friend of Frank and Pat

May 21, 2011

On this the twenty-third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered for the service you gave to your community, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on November 3, 1986.

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

Anonymous

November 6, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 7, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Many years have passed but you have not been forgotten, especially by those that love you and carry your special memories in their hearts. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 3, 2008

Deputy Howell,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

November 3, 2008

Just thinking of you....Almost 22 years now, since that dreadful evening.I miss you an carry you with me in my heart everyday.

Pete

Anonymous

July 18, 2008

FRANK YOU YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART I MISS YOU SO MUCH WE HAD SO MUCH GOOD TIMES TOGETHER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BROTHER IN LAW I KNOW YOU ARE WITH GOD AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US. WE ALWAYS THINK ABOUT U AND JUST SIT BACK AND REMEMBER THE GOOD TIME! WE LOVE U FRANK!!!!!

WITH ALL OUR LOVE YOUR FIRST FAMILY!

BRENDA J ROGERS


BRENDA J ROGERS

March 31, 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
Sergeant
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

February 25, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 31, 2007

thank you Deputy Howell and may God bless your son and family.

Gillock

November 12, 2006

It still seems like yesterday.Forever missed.


Son

November 3, 2006

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight but rather the hero's heart.
Proverbs.

November 3, 2006

You were the best Dad a child could ever have.I think about you every day.

Miss you Dad,
Pete

David Howell
Son

October 6, 2006

You are still remembered by those of us who are here,,and those of us working when you were taken.Rest easy

Offier Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 15, 2006

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

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 3, 2004

Rest in peace brother...you are not forgotten

Anonymous

September 29, 2003

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