Walker Honors Greensboro Police Officer Jared Franks on House Floor Ahead of Funeral
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today remembered the life and service of Jared William Franks, 24, a fallen officer of the Greensboro Police Department.
"Officer Franks dedicated his life to public service and creating a safer community for us all," Walker said in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. "He is the first Greensboro officer to die in the line of duty in 17 years, reminding us of the bravery and strength members of law enforcement show our communities every single day."
The visitation for Officer Franks will be on Friday, November 16th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lowe's Funeral Home on South Church Street in Greensboro, N.C. His funeral will be Saturday, November 17th at 2 p.m. at Lamb's Chapel in Burlington, N.C.
Watch the full speech here and read the full transcript below:
"It has been said, ‘the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.’
"These words embody the life of Officer Jared William Franks of the Greensboro Police Department. Officer Franks was killed in the line of duty after bravely engaging in the pursuit of a suspect. Only 24 years old.
"Officer Franks dedicated his life to public service and creating a safer community for us all. He is the first Greensboro officer to die in the line of duty in 17 years, reminding us of the bravery and strength members of law enforcement show our communities every single day.
"We must never forget and always be thankful for their courage and dedication. Please keep his family, his dad, officer Captain Franks and fellow officers in your prayers as we remember his life and legacy."