Retired Assistant Chief Franklin E. Yorek passed away on
Monday, November 7, 2022, at the age of 74.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Frances M. Yorek; he is also the brother of Retired Commander Glenn D. Yorek,
who retired on January 4, 2020.
He joined the Houston Police Department on
January 8, 1968, Academy Class #37.
During his tenure with the department, he
was assigned to the Central and Records Divisions.
On July 1, 1978, he was
promoted to the rank of Police Captain. As such, he was in command of the Crime
On July 12, 1980, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant
Police Chief. And as such, he was in command of the North Patrol Command,
Criminal Investigations Command, Tactical Support Command, Office of Inspector
General, and Organizational Development Command.
Assistant Chief Yorek retired
on March 25, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are pending.