Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021
Sergeant Richard Frankie died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Frankie had served with the Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department for over three years. He had previously served with the Houston Independent School District Police for over 24 years. He is survived by his sister.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.