Franklin Police Officer celebrated for 25 years of service; Officer Carlos Cordero to retire, Friday

Born and raised in rural East Texas, Officer Carlos Cordero began his 25-year career with the Franklin Police Department in 1995. His law enforcement service, however, spans more than an impressive 35 years. After graduating from the Baytown, Texas Police Academy in 1985, Cordero’s early law enforcement career included service as a State of Texas Correctional Officer, Deputy Sheriff in Walker County, Texas, Narcotics Agent for the Central East Texas Narcotics Task Force, and Deputy Constable in Houston.

During his amazing 25-year career with the Franklin Police Department, Officer Cordero excelled at assignments in the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, as a Detective in the FPD Criminal Investigation Division, and most recently as a day shift Patrol Officer known (and loved) for walking or riding his police bicycle on the downtown Franklin beat. His pleasant demeanor, bilingual abilities, and passion for keeping Franklin safe is sincerely appreciated and will be missed by residents, business owners, and his Franklin Police family.

“Officer Cordero has always been a consummate professional law enforcement officer,” Said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “He came to work every day with a wonderful smile and positive attitude— always ready to come to the aid of anyone who needed him. He will be incredibly missed by all of us.”

Officer Carlos Cordero said, “It has been a pleasure to protect and serve the citizens of Historic Franklin. I have met visitors from around the world on Main Street who fell in love with the charm and friendly people here. I have made great memories and met lifelong friends. Adios!” 


18 thoughts on “Franklin Police Officer celebrated for 25 years of service; Officer Carlos Cordero to retire, Friday

  1. We’ll miss seeing you around town, Carlos. Best of luck with your next chapter!

  2. We will miss seeing his friendly face around town. Deborah B., Third Coast Clay

  3. Carlos is a good man and a fine officer who’s ALWAYS been a straight shooter with me … I hope to still see him now and then at Cool Cafe …

  4. Carlos, I will miss you and our many conversations. You are a true gentleman! Your demeanor, Faith, and positive attitude has left an everlasting impression with me. God’s speed my friend!

  5. Well done Office Cordero. Franklin citizens will miss your exemplary service and dedication to the city. Please enjoy your well deserved retirement.
    Brent Jones

  6. Congratulations Carlos. I will miss seeing you drive by my house and wave when I’m sitting on my porch. Best of luck in your retirement years. Go enjoy that little girl of yours, who is no longer a little girl.

  7. Officer Cordero is a longtime friend and I shall miss seeing him around. I remember years ago, when I was teaching at Johnson elementary, I looked up and this nice Police Officer was standing in my outside door with a huge smile on his face. The children were so thrilled to see him and invited him right in for a visit . He was so accommodating and declined to tell me he saw my door open and stopped by to CHECK on the open door!!!! I was hot, but I think it was against the rules to have an outside door open!!! He was so kind and gentle with everyone and we shall ALL miss him. THANK YOU OFFICER CARLOS CORDERO!!!

  8. Carlos

    From the day we met you at the Cool Cafe we knew you were very special!
    You will certainly be missed here in Franklin but always be remembered as a friend to all that were fortunate enough to have met you.
    From seeing you at downtown festivals or anywhere for that matter you always had a smile on your face and upbeat personality
    Your dedication and desire to take such good care of the community was best in class and appreciated by all!
    One comment I remember us making to another police officer was we know Carlos and the reply back was the entire community knows Carlos! “What a legacy you created”
    You were certainly asset to the community as well as Franklin police department.
    There are people in life that come and go but we feel very blessed to be able to call you a friend for life!
    Steve & Elizabeth Froemming

  9. Congratulations on your retirement Carlos! You have been a distinct asset for the Franklin Police Department and to the greater Franklin Community! Best wishes!
    Ernie and Nell Bacon

  10. I first met Carlos years ago working an outdoor Christmas light display at what was then The People’s Church. He and another officer had what was probably a less than enviable assignment of directing traffic through the parking lot as well as directing the volunteers who were there to help. It was cold. It was raining. But his spirit never dampened. That evening Carlos became a friend to myself and others. He worked other events at the church and around the community where I would run into him on occasion. Always smiling, always kind, always gracious. The Franklin Police Department is losing a great officer, but he’s definitely earned this time. Carlos, thanks for just always being you. You make people better just by knowing you. I wish you nothing but the absolute best as you close this chapter and start a new one. Blessings, friend.

  11. Please wish Carlos Cordero all the very best in his retirement from his old street pal, Fagin, from Dickens of a Christmas. I shall miss him on Main Street, as I know a lot of others will too. Heavens, I’ve even seen him in the Emergency Room at Williamson Medical Center in the middle of the night !!

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