Q&A WITH FRANK P. STILES

By Pat Nowak

FRANK STILES was born, raised, and educated in Toledo, Ohio.  He joined the Toledo Police Division on April 2, 1965. During the next 23 years he worked as an investigator throughout the Detective Bureau investigating felony crimes. 

Retiring after 25 years with the police division he took a position with Lion Stores as their Loss Prevention Director. In January 1999 he was hired by Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney Julia R. Bates as the Office’s Chief Investigator and remains there today.

Stiles is the author of three published true-crime non-fiction books. Evil Brothers, Blind Trust and City Soldiers

What was your first job?

My first real job was working as a stock boy at the Great Eastern Shopping

Center Kroger Srore.

Do you have any secrets for aging gracefully?     

Keep a clear conscience by living an honest life and treating others as you would have them treat you. Work hard and take pride in what you do. Always stay active.

What health, diet or lifestyle tips do you practice?

I don’t always practice what I feel is good but doing everything in moderation would be a good idea.  

Words to live by?

Remember: God created all people equal and I feel everyone has the right to live in a society free from fear and intrusion.

Biggest self-indulgence?

Working hard as a police officer to protect the rights and safety of those I serve and arresting those who violate the laws that were designed to protect all of us.

What do you admire in others?

I admire anyone who has fairly succeeded in achieving excellence, in whatever it is that they do.

Something most people don’t know about me?

I am hard on the outside but soft on the inside. 

Stiles books may be purchased through: www.amazon.com  |  www.frankstiles.com

The books are also available in the ToledoLucas County libraries.

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