Officer Frank A. Rossnagle – Memorial Tribute

It is with great sadness that the Bethlehem Police Department announces the passing of Officer Frank A. Rossnagle, Badge #290.  Frank served with the Bethlehem Police Department for over fifteen years, starting his career in February 1997.  Prior to becoming a Bethlehem Police Officer, Frank served the community of Washington Township, New Jersey as a police officer for fifteen years.

Frank served in our Criminal Investigations Division for over eight years and as our Property/Evidence Officer for the past four years.  While at our department, Frank was the recipient of ten Letters of Commendation for his exemplary performance of his duties.  These letters detail his dedication to his job, his fellow officers, and the citizens he served.  In these letters, he was praised by his supervisors for his perseverance, knowledge and thoroughness during his criminal investigations.  He was honored for his poise and control during stressful situations, his team efforts and his sense of duty.  Frank’s contributions to our community have been many and meaningful.  He also received many letters of appreciation from citizens he helped during his career.

Frank’s law enforcement training included many classes on interviewing and interrogations, FBI Advanced Criminal Investigations, Identity Theft, and detecting the art of deception.  He used these skills to the fullest extent and took great pride in his work.

Frank also served as our department’s historian, doing many hours of research on his own to uncover many of the details of our department’s past.

It is clear that Frank’s passing has left a great void in our police department family and we are all mourning the loss.

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57 thoughts on “Officer Frank A. Rossnagle – Memorial Tribute

  1. My heart is broken but it somehow helps to know how much Frank meant to so many people. Thank you all for all the very kind words! I am so glad that I got to tell him how much I loved him and how proud I was of him before we left the country. Joann Rossnagle Noel Tanzania, East Africa

  2. We appreciate the condolences. Thank you. If you could delete the portion of the comment that references what happened it would be much appreciated. I know it was in the news but we would like to leave this as a tribute to his life. No hard feelings and thank you.

  3. It was an Honor to have worked with you but more importantly to have been your friend. Rest in Peace Brother. You will never be forgotten.

  4. Frank was a wonderful person who I enjoyed working with many many years ago (me a crossing gaurd in the boro) Our girls growing up being teenagers and all the good times. Our blessing and thoughts are with your family…..

  5. My Mother and I would like to Thank Everyone for all your love and support for our family.. So many of you have done so much since day one of my Father’s passing and still to this day are doing so much.. There are No words to express how much it is appreciated by us all.. My Father’s Funeral was so Beautiful thanks to His and Our Family in Blue along with the many Friends and Family that came out to show love and support to Him and all of us.. We are so very proud of him and forever will be. Once again Thank you to everyone that came and has been helping so much… We truly can not Thank you all enough..

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