Robert Evan Frock

Robert Evan Frock

November 19, 1959 – September 21, 2019

Bob passed away while bicycling on the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota. He was with his beloved wife, Tricia Ryan, as well as many friends.

Tricia and Bob loved to travel and play golf.  He recently got his long-awaited first hole-in-one on August 15th.  After 29 years of dedicated and awarded service, Bob retired from the Omaha Police Department.

Preceding Bob to heaven were his father, Robert Frock, and his nephew, David Studnicka.  Bob will be missed by his mother, Beverly Frock; Barbara Studnicka (Don), James Frock (Anna), Susan Walde (Neal), Patricia Edwards (Lon), and the entire Ryan Clan.

In honor of Captain Bob, please recognize all men and women of service, and be kind to one another.  That is a page out of the Bob Frock playbook!

Bob made Tricia’s life beautiful and she will miss him dearly.

A celebration will be held at the Omaha Police Union Hall, 13445 Cryer Avenue, from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, September 27th.


  • Mark Overman Posted September 24, 2019 10:13 pm

    I am very sad to hear about Bob’s sudden and unexpected passing. I knew him for many years through the FBI National Academy Associates. He was a very good man and my heart goes out to his family and friends. I will miss seeing him.

  • Dean & Suki Otte Posted September 25, 2019 6:57 am

    We are sadden to hear the passing of Bob. We shared a lot of fun times together. My wife and I want to express our condolences and prayers to Tricia and family.

  • Garry Gernandt Posted September 25, 2019 9:53 am

    Sadness beyond belief when I heard the news of his passing. I’ll remember Bob as a personable, professional and well polished police officer who rose to the rank of Captain. Will miss our chats when our paths crossed as well. HAND SALUTE SIR!

  • Jeff Harvey Posted September 25, 2019 3:16 pm

    Tricia – on behalf of those who were on the trail and fighting to save Bob that day, our deepest condolences. Although we never knew Bob, he has touched our lives in a very special way. We will never forget him or you or that day. Our hearts go out to you for your loss. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Michael O’Keefe Posted September 25, 2019 3:48 pm

    It was such sad news to hear of Bob’s death. Bob was a Prince of a man. He was a gentleman and promoted kindness always and everywhere he went. It was an absolute pleasure to work on the same crew as he did. You knew it would be fun and get a lot of good police work done too. I never said this to you, but, man I love ya and I’ ll really miss you. Dear family members please know that I’ll remember you and yours in my prayers to help you through this difficult time. I promise to spread some kindness in Bob’s memory. May God bless you.

  • Natalie Bakke Posted September 25, 2019 11:38 pm

    Prayers and thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

  • Eric White #1497 Posted September 26, 2019 10:14 am

    Gratitude for you service and leadership Bob Frock. Your are remembered as talented yet compassionate warrior among those that came after you on the Omaha Police Department SWAT Team. I enjoyed the great stories about how the old guys got it done. Rest in Peace Captain Frock.

  • larry russell Posted September 26, 2019 10:21 am

    I was so sorry to learn of the untimely death of Bob. I was acquainted with Bob through the Nebraska chapter of the FBINAA. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. My sincere condolences to his family and all of his friends.

  • Scott Gray Posted September 26, 2019 10:49 am

    Bob was a mentor, leader, and friend. I had the honor of working with Bob for several years and learning from his solid leadership, strong ethics, and humor. He led a small group of OPD officers to assist with the second Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush; a trip which gave me fond memories and has allowed us to assist with every Inauguration since then. Bob…we’ll miss you. May God bless you. Trish…take comfort in knowing that your “blue” family will always be here for you.

  • David Buell Posted September 26, 2019 12:20 pm

    Until we meet and tee it up again. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Sue Clark Posted September 26, 2019 3:44 pm

    Goodbye Bob, thank you for the memories and your service to our great city! May you rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon you. I will embrace you and Tricia’s motto and share kindness. So very sorry for your loss Tricia.

  • David W Kull Posted September 26, 2019 8:26 pm

    For many of the annual riders from the Sioux Falls/Brandon area, it was riding the Trail Trek each year that enabled us to meet Bob along with rest of the great crew of officers from Omaha and, for some of us, our careers in law enforcement tightened the bond. Bob was a person we enjoyed getting to know, looked forward to seeing each year and we will miss him and remember him each and every time we ride the trail in years to come.

    To his family and friends, celebrate a life well lived.

    David Kull, FBINA #179

  • Tammy Campbell #922 Posted September 26, 2019 9:13 pm

    Bob is gone way too soon. He was such a gentleman but good for a laugh in the OPD academy.

  • Tyler Hatfield Posted September 27, 2019 1:23 am

    What a guy. I am happy I got to befriend such a wonderful person. Everyone you came across is better from it.

  • Mike Freeman Posted September 27, 2019 10:01 am

    So sad to learn of this. Bob lived in the neighborhood a few houses away when were kids. Lots of fun times. Happy we got to reconnect at our high school reunion a few years ago. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • Pat Burke Posted September 27, 2019 12:48 pm

    I am heartbroken that you lost the love of your life.
    We know this day comes for us all yet the reality is crushingly sad, coming so soon. A bright light and wonderful personality with a zest for life has been silenced and darkened.
    I enjoyed working with Bob, and will always cherish his wickedly funny sense of humor…..always with a straight face. Please let me know if I can offer any help during this sad time.
    My deepest condolences to you, and your family.

  • Micky Wienk Posted September 29, 2019 3:03 pm

    We were participating in the 22nd Annual Mickelson Trail Trek, also. We add our condolences to his family and friends. When we received word of a death at the end of the days ride, we joined the other riders in prayers for his wife and others their with him. Our prayers continue.

  • Gaston Mike Riva Posted September 29, 2019 6:18 pm

    Prayers for your family. Bob was a great man and a great friend. He will be missed.

  • Tim McCarthy Posted October 4, 2019 6:35 pm

    So sorry and surprised for Bob’s passing. We were on the trail that day and sorry there was nothing we could do about the situation. It was just a few months back that I, my daughter,and a grandson stopped by your place to pick up some bike mirrors and earrings he made. He also went out of his way to offer my grandson a police badge from his collection!
    Tim McCarthy, Sioux Falls

  • Kevin Murphy Posted October 25, 2019 1:13 pm

    I recently learned about Bob’s passing, and want to express my sincere condolences to Bob’s family, friends and colleagues. Bob and I got to know each other through the FBI National Academy Associates. We first met at Quantico, I recall, when we served on our respective Chapter Boards. Bob also routinely attended our joint Retrainer at Lake of the Ozarks and we worked together as Bob was growing the number of vendors for the Nebraska Retrainer.
    Bob was a kind man, who was very proud of his law enforcement service with Omaha PD. He will be missed, and his wife and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin Murphy
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
    Clayton, MO PD
    FBINA-207th Session

  • Mark Hazell Posted January 12, 2021 6:15 am

    An adopted Australian ‘Aussie Bob’ was a good friend since meeting in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics. Bob and Trish came to my wedding in Australia and he kept in contact. I am so saddened for the loss of an absolute champion of a man. I will miss our emails and the chance to see you again. My thoughts to Trish and ‘Aussie Bob’s family.

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