December 30, 2008

Danielle Livingston Franks (Former Rosati-Kain classmate)

Danielle was a kick ass person who loved life and was one those unique people that always had a smile on her face and made sure u had one right next her. I never thought she would be an officer but apparently she found her calling. It's just a shame that her life was cut so short:( RIP

Funeral for city officer to be held Wednesday
By Leah Thorsen
Tuesday, Dec. 30 2008
A funeral Mass for a St. Louis police officer who died six months after
suffering injuries in an on-duty crash will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis at 4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis
police said.

Officer Danielle Livingston, 29, died Dec. 24. She suffered severe neck and
spinal cord injuries when she crashed into a utility pole while responding to a
burglar alarm on June 10. She had to be cut from the wreckage, and doctors had
been unsure whether she would be able to regain mobility, but she was beginning
to walk within months of the crash.

Livingston had been at home after months of rehabilitation at a hospital and
the St. Louis Rehabilitation Institute. Police said she had asthma, and it is
possible she suffered a severe asthma attack and fell unconscious at her home
on Dec. 14. She died 10 days later.

Police were treating Livingston's death as on-duty death pending the results of
an autopsy.

On Wednesday, no parking will be allowed on Lindell Boulevard between Sarah
Street and Taylor Avenue from 7 a.m to 1 p.m., and Lindell will be closed to
traffic during the funeral service. Newstead Avenue between Maryland Plaza and
West Pine Boulevard also will be closed to traffic during the funeral service,
as will Boyle Avenue between McPherson Avenue and West Pine, police said.

A procession following the service will begin at the church and go west on
Lindell to Union, north on Union to Martin Luther King, west on Martin Luther
King, which becomes St. Charles Rock Road, and west on St. Charles Rock Road to
Valhalla Cemetery at 7600 St. Charles Rock Road, where Livingston will be
buried, police said.

A visitation for Livingston will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Granberry
Mortuary Home, 8806 Jennings Station Road in Jennings. Traffic in the 8800
block of Jennings Station Road will be reduced to one lane during the

Livingston is survived by her two sons, Hayden, 8, and Brenden, 3, her fiancé,
St. Louis police Officer Ervin Lockhart, and her mother, Anne Franks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for her
sons. Donations can be made at any Pulaski Bank.
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