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Patrolman Frank Kowalkowski

Bay City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 1923

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank Kowalkowski

Patrolman Kowalkowski,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bay City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 18, 2023

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

December 9, 2013

Although I only knew of you through your daughter Germaine (Gerry-my grandmother) I have always been proud to call you my great-grandfather. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to protecting others. You are forever remembered through me and my sons as well. Rest in peace.

Anthony (Tony) Linkowski

March 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

December 18, 2011

My grandmother told me stories, as I grew up, about her mother's (my great grandmother)friendship with Frank in Bay City, MI and how devestated she was when he was killed. God bless you and yours Officer Kowalkowski from the Carmell family several generations later. You are not forgotten.

Lisa Marino-McIntosh
Fort Worth, TX

March 25, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 10, 2007

You died so that others might be shielded from harm. You are a hero. Rest in peace.

Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section

August 12, 2004

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