Biographical Timeline:

 
Full Name: Frank Robert LaPorte
Date of Birth: February 3, 1923
Date of Death: May 9, 1997
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Selma, Alabama
Place of Death: Selma, Alabama
Saturday, February 3, 1923 Birth
1930 Residence - 2604 Perham Avenue, Selma, Alabama
Monday, April 1, 1940 Residence 306 North Maxey Street, Selma, Alabama
Tuesday, July 29, 1941 Enlistment, U.S. Army Air Corps - Camp Blanding, Florida
Monday, April 5, 1943 His B-25 was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea
Monday, April 5, 1943 Captured and sent to Prisoner of War Camp 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy
October 1943 Escaped from POW Camp
November 1943 Made contact with Canadian Troops after 32 days evading German forces.
19441945 Residence 2608 Perham Avenue, Selma, Alabama
Wednesday, June 14, 1944 Marriage to Elizabeth Bernice Soloman
1945 Birth of son Kenneth Gerald "Jerry" LaPorte
Sunday, September 1, 1946 Joined Selma Police Department
1946-1948 Desk Sergeant Selma Police Depjartment
1947-1948 Residence-2602 Water Avenue, Selma, Alabama
1947 Birth of son Glenn Robert LaPorte
1964 Residence-13 Grove Lane, Selma, Alabama
1964 Lieutenant-Selma Police Department
1969 Captain-Selma Police Department
1972 Chief - Selma Police Department
1980 Retirement from Selma Police Department
Tuesday, May 6, 1997 Death