Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Frieda Belle King

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, February 8, 1983

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Frieda Belle King

I attended Chenoa schools with her kids and knew them well... I visited their home often and was always treated well by Frieda, who had a great sense of humor.

She taught me to quickly overcome my stuttering by telling me in a nice way to begin looking at others as equals... and by relaxing while choosing my words carefully. I've often silently thanked her for the insights she gave me.

I worked in the Illinois Correctional Industries at Pontiac as a supervisor and left a few months before they had the state's worst riot... Correctional Officer Bill Thomas was occasionally assigned as my personal guard and he lost his life in that riot... three years before Frieda began working there.

I left the state over 20 years ago... before their hair brained governor committed treason by letting killers off the hook. What a messed up state it has been... I do not wish to ever return and spend a single dime there... hope anyone left there with any sense will leave... Go West! Or come to Texas... but leave ASAP.

Frieda would have left the state and been enjoying her retirement years that she certainly earned... but she was robbed of that and her family was robbed of her presence.

The pain her family has had to suffer is a daily one... how can they forget what happened? We are told to forgive others for their sins against us... but the killer should have to pay for what he did with his life... instead he may be now killing others or roaming the streets if the parole board lets him loose.

Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain... but when the crooked governor who pardoned 167 condemned killers passes on what will be written on his tombstone? Moved to a warmer climate! Just like the killer, that governor will have to answer for what he has done.

Sure hope the family remembers their mother's wonder sense of humor and how she could be positive in life when things around her were not going correctly... she has been an inspiration for me many years... so I am sure she passed plenty of wisdom onto each of them that they can use to make lemonade out of them lemon.

Dennis V Carter
long time friend from Weston, Illinois

September 25, 2013

Thinking about you and your familiy. RIP

Kim Schneeman

July 21, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. It's terrible that justice in your case was never achieved. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

February 8, 2013

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer King. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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


Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

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

February 8, 2012

Thank you for your service, you are not forgotten, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 8, 2012

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 8, 2011

RIP LOST BUT NOT FORGOTEN

Jim Conkle

July 23, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU OFFICER FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. I WONDER HOW THE GOVERNOR WHO GAVE 167 DEATH PENALTY LIFE SENTANCES WOULD FEEL IF YOU HAD BEEN HIS MOTHER, SISTER, DAUGHTER OR OTHER FEMALE RELATIVE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 2008

Rest in Peace

Correctional Officer
Michigan Dept.of Corrections

May 14, 2005

Officer King,

Rest in peace,you will not be forgotten.

Officer M.Fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

April 19, 2005

Officer King,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Illinois. It's too bad that that ex-governor who commuted your murderer's death sentence couldn't live up his responsibilties to Law Enforcement Officers like you who lived up to theirs.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

February 8, 2005

You will forever be a hero to us all. God bless you and keep you forever in his arms.


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