For Frankie

I got a message from the Fitchburg Police Department about K-9 Frankie, and the effort to erect a monument in his honor, after he was killed in the line of duty.

The story is amazing, and I’ve posted it below, along with the like to the fundraiser website.
These K-9’s do amazing work, and are so well trained. I spent a day with them years back while they trained… lets just say they got the best of me, and there’s video to prove it!
Here is the info on Frankie!
“Community members, family, and friends,
We are asking for your help to honor the sacrifice of MA State Police K9 “Frankie. On July 26, 2022, Frankie was shot during an attempt to apprehend an armed suspect who had barricaded himself inside a residence in the City of Fitchburg.
Nero’s Law, signed by Governor Baker earlier this year, made it possible for Frankie to be transported by ambulance to nearby Wachusett Animal Hospital. Although life-saving measures were administered, Frankie, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries with his partner and best friend, Sgt. David Stucenski by his side.
Frankie was a highly decorated MA State Police 9-year veteran, amassing several awards for bravery and valor throughout his career. Responding to every call for duty with intelligence, immense courage, and a steadfast dedication to protecting the public.

Please help us to raise the funds needed to recognize Frankie’s service by erecting a granite statue in his likeness at Fitchburg Police Memorial Park. This tribute will memorialize his ultimate sacrifice not only for his service to the City of Fitchburg but also as the first MA State Police K9 killed in the line of Duty. The support of our community is key to helping us reach our goal.

Any surplus after the statue is funded and completed, will be donated to Mass Vest a dog, a nonprofit organization in K-9 Frankie’s name.

The Members of the Fitchburg Police Relief Association

Any questions may be directed to Fitchburg Police Relief Association Vice President, Officer Ryan Kreidler at the following;


Click here to donate!

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