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Hero Down: Midwest City Police Sgt. Frank Rodriguez Dies Unexpectedly

Midwest City, OK – Midwest City Police Department (MCPD) Sergeant Frank Rodriguez died unexpectedly on Wednesday.

MCPD Interim Chief Sid Porter confirmed the sergeant’s sudden death in a press release on Thursday.

“It is with sadness and broken hearts that I release news about the passing of Midwest City Police Sergeant Frank Rodriguez on September 29, 2021,” Chief Porter wrote.

Sgt. Rodriguez’s exact cause of death was not released.

He began his career with the MCPD in December of 2015 and was most recently assigned to Midwest City High School, where he served as a school resource officer (SRO).

“The Midwest City High School community is mourning the loss of Frank Rodriguez, our School Resource Officer,” the Mid-Del Schools District told KOCO in a statement. “Sgt. Rodriguez was excited to work with our Bomber staff and students this school year. He related well with our students and staff and we appreciated his professionalism and compassion he shared while at our school.”

“Our hearts are with the Rodriguez family, the Midwest City Police Department family, and the entire Bomber family during this time,” the district said.

Sgt. Rodriguez leaves behind his wife and three children, according to Chief Porter.

He is also survived by his mother and many friends and family members, “including all of his Brothers and Sisters of the Midwest City Police Department,” the chief wrote.

“Please remember Sgt. Rodriguez’s family in your thoughts and prayers,” he concluded.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Midwest City Police Department (MCPD) Sergeant Frank Rodriguez, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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