Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Frank Anthony Mastrangelo, Jr.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Frank Anthony Mastrangelo, Jr.

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 25, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

May 25, 2015

Officer Mastrangelo was the kind of officer who you would expect to be wearing a superman's cape. That is how much of a one -man hero he was to me. I was a typical citizen who was robbed in my home in or around 1986,and officer Mastrangelo responded and single handedly chased and searched for the culprits WAY beyond regular departmental parameters as he took me all over looking for the thieves, almost kicking down doors looking and looking for them. The search went on for several days in fact and his superman like activities did indeed succeed in turning up the culprits and they were brought to justice. Officer Mastrangelo had absolutely no reason to go way beyond and find these thieves but I can only say that if there were more like him, Broward county would be on the "NO GO LIST" FOR THIEVES. he is greatly missed by this ordinary citizen who , since that day and ever since, has looked at our police in a very different light which I can only wish all citizens could experience.
Dwight Craig Perry. Palm Beach county Florida 3/20/2015

Dwight Craig Perry ordinary citizen
ordinary citizen

March 20, 2015

Frank, it's been 23 yrs & while I didnt stop by on the anniversary, time hasnt wiped from my memory the search & retrieval for you and Norm w/the Division of Forestry. I remember the shudder I felt when we were informed of your identities and that there was no chance of rescue, that you'd flown into one of Forestry's brush fires and we only had a limited amount of time to retrieve as much as possible before the fire started moving again.

As the years have passed, I lost touch w/the few FLPD officers w/whom I was friends. Afterall, I didnt work for your dept When I retired from BSO I cut off from law enforcement completely.

I'm still as numb & in disbelief as I was 23 yrs ago. I still shake my head & think, "it just can't be".
Somehow, you've never stopped being a work out buddy.
Till we 10-56 on the other side.

Catherine Migliano

June 9, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace and thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Mastrangelo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

"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

December 12, 2007

Time goes passed but you are still remembered.Thank you for your service.

May 25, 2006

Rest in peace

Det. A. Johnson
FLPD

February 17, 2006

Frank, contrary to what the retired Portland Officer said, you have not been forgotten by the FLPD. Every year, the agency memorializes not only your loss, but also Norm and every other officer that has died in the line of duty for this city. Granted, time has passed and many of your cohorts have since retired but the agency remembers the commitment and sacrifice you and your brothers from the FLPD made.

Rest in peace Brother. Lee

Lee Spector/Captain
Fort Lauderdale

October 15, 2005

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