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Longtime Antioch reserve officer Frank Rupani dies
Frank Rupani in a 2016 photo posted on his Facebook page, wearing his uniform as an Antioch Police Reserve officer. Photo (right): APD

From the Antioch Police Department

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Reserve Officer Frank Rupani. Frank was a dedicated member of the Antioch Police Department for over 26 years and served our community with the utmost dedication and professionalism.

He began his service on October 30, 1997 and has received numerous awards and letters of appreciation from the public. In May 2014, Rupani was honored as a Reserve Sergeant by then-Chief Allan Cantando.

Before retiring from APD’s reserve unit in 2017, Rupani was assigned to help the parking enforcement unit clear a huge backlog of abandoned vehicles in the city. According to then-Police Chief Tammany Brooks, Rupani was instrumental in reducing the numbers to a manageable level. He continued to serve the citizens of Antioch by joining the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) program and being seen at community events, including parades in downtown Rivertown and Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies.

Officer Rupani’s unwavering devotion to duty and selfless service to the Antioch community will always be remembered. He was a true asset to our department and his loss is deeply regretted by all of us.

During his time with us, Officer Rupani embodied the values ​​of integrity, compassion and bravery. He was not only a respected colleague, but also a trusted friend to many. His positive impact on our community and the lives he touched cannot be overstated.

As we mourn the loss of Officer Rupani, we should also remember and celebrate his incredible legacy. His contributions to public safety and tireless dedication to others will continue to inspire us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Rupani’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. We extend our deepest condolences and offer our full support to those affected by this loss.

According to his Facebook page, Rupani is from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

Please join us in honoring the memory of Officer Frank Rupani and the invaluable service he provided to our community.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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