A Bethlehem police officer who committed suicide on Sunday will be laid to rest today after a funeral in Phillipsburg, N.J.
Funeral services for Frank A. Rossnagle will be held at 10 a.m. in the Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 695 Corliss Ave., Phillipsburg, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church, 430 S. Main St., Phillipsburg.
Bethlehem police officers had planned to be a part of the service, according to Police Chief Jason Schiffer.
Rossnagle, 51, had been a member of the Bethlehem Police Department since 1997. Most recently, he was the property/evidence officer and had previously served in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Before joining the Bethlehem Police Department, Rossnagle worked for the Washington Township Police Department in his native New Jersey, where he had been promoted to sergeant and was instrumental in starting the department’s K-9 Unit, according to the obituary on the Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home Website.
His wife, two sons, a daughter, a brother, four sisters, four grandchildren and one great-grandson survive Rossnagle.