The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Lieutenant Frank Thomas Lambros
Frank was born April 19,1950 in Dayton (Ohio) to Thomas Aristethes and Toula (Phillipatous) Lambros. He attended Wilmington High School where he played football and graduated in 1968 and Wilmington College. During June 1973, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government from Capital University. Later, he completed Master of Arts requirements in Criminal Justice with a 4.0 GPA at Xavier University and also did post graduate work in education at Antioch University.
During the Vietnam War, Frank joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Force Recon. He later served as a Special Agent with the Naval Investigative Service. While serving with the Marines, he completed criminal investigative schooling at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio during March 1977. Staff Sergeant Lambros was honorably discharged with six years of active and reserves duty.
Frank joined the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in 1977 and worked in the jail. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He then transferred to the Clermont County Sheriff’s office where he worked for about ten years during the 1990s in Patrol, Corrections, Investigative Services, and Communications. By June 2000, he was a Staff Lieutenant and investigator for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. During his career he also served as a polygraph examiner. He retired with a total of 30 years of service to the three sheriffs’ offices
Lieutenant Lambros was also active in labor negotiations and served as a staff representative for the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council for central and southeastern Ohio and president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 112. He was also a substitute teacher in the Wilmington School District for several years.
Lieutenant Lambros passed away on August 1, 2019 at the age of 69.
Lieutenant Lambros is survived by his brothers, Harry (Barbara) Lambros and Alex (Beth) Lambros and eleven nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home at 97 West Locust Street in Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 with Fr. Dumitru Ruso officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington with the full military honors and bagpipes.
Memorials may be made to the Greek Orthodox Assumption Church, 1127 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505, Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, or National Police Memorial, 901 E Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004.
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