Trooper Steven Frink
Trooper Steven Frink died on March 22, 1993, at the age of 39. He was thrown from his motorcycle on an Interstate 90 off-ramp on Mercer Island when an automobile he was pursuing spun out of control. Trooper Frink died from his injuries four days after the collision. At the time of his death, Trooper Frink had served eight years with the Washington State Patrol.
Trooper Frink's widow, Gayle, married Randy Schulz in September 1995, and lives in Sammamish. Gayle works as the Program Director for Behind the Badge Foundation, an organization that provides assistance to families of fallen officers in the state of Washington.
Kari Frink, daughter of Steven and Gayle Frink, lives in Sammamish with her daughter, Chloe. Chloe was born on Steven’s birthday, March 20th, and will be 15 this year. Kari works for Laird Norton Wealth Management in Seattle. Steven and Gayle's son, Christian, graduated from Western Washington University in 2012, and completed Fire and EMT Training in Airway Heights, near Spokane. Christian was married in 2018, and lives in the Spokane area with his wife, Grace Flora.
Trooper Frink's brother, Stuart, is a retired Motors Trooper. Trooper Frink’s father, Gordon, passed away in August 2006, and his mom, Lorene, passed away in April 2017.
In May of 1996, Trooper Frink was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions on March 22, 1993, by the Law Enforcement – Medal of Honor Committee.
On May 20, 2016, a dedication ceremony of the memorial to honor and remember King County Troopers was held at the Bellevue District Office. When you visit the Bellevue District Office, take a moment to stop by the beautiful memorial that was created in remembrance of King County Troopers.
Please take a moment to remember Trooper Frink and his family.