Written by Patty Cash-Henning:
Posted on September 24th, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Go Back to Remembrances
I first met Frank about 10 years ago or so. I had the job of waking him up in the middle of the night for alarm problems. We had many laughs along the way….too many to tell. One thing I am disappointed about is that Frank and I never got to break (with the hammer) the Simplex machine. Once Frank came into UPD dispatch with a couple of guys in suits. He said we’re here to take a look at the Simplex panel. I said, “It’s a piece of crap”, or something along those lines and mentioned that we needed to break it. Frank smiled real big and said, “These are the Simplex Reps”. I laughed and told them the system was still a piece of crap. Frank had the biggest grin on his face.
We had a lot of talks over the years, along with donuts or cookies or whatever we had to offer. Sometimes I’d call him up and tell him to hurry over if the PD was having a BBQ.
I have missed Frank since they reorganized. Dave and he were the best…like the odd couple. He brought me lots of laughter. I will miss his smile and his kindness. He called me from ICU on this last trip to the hospital just to tell me that the UPD is his family. We all felt the same about him.
Pam, thank you for taking such good care of Frank. You are an inspiration as well. Frank talked about you with a twinkle in his eye.
Frank, my friend, I can see your smiling face riding in that big train in the sky. Thank you for the many gifts, mostly for being a friend.
Love to you and your family and friends,