Officer William F. Roback, Sr.

Officer William F. Roback, Sr.

Maui County Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1958

William F. Roback, Sr.

Officer Roback was shot to death while escorting a prisoner from Hana to Wailuku.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer William F. Roback Sr, served his community from Keanae to Kaupo in the district of Hana, Maui, Hawaii for more than thirty years. He was a great dad and man of his community, he respected those that he served and was likewise respected by all he came in contact with. He gave the ultimate sacrifice as a police officer serving his community and people. He loved his family dearly and provided for them without reservations. He put me on the right track, unfortunately, it was after his death that I finally realized what he was trying to instill in me.

I became a police officer with the Honolulu then Maui Police Department where I retired after more than twenty years of service.

We also lost a cousin Patrick Ihu responding to a false fire alarm as a solo bike officer. My heartfelt mahalo to all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, may you rest in peace and may Ke Akua keep you in his loving arms.

To the Ohana of the fallen officers god bless you and may he keep their memories forever in your hearts.

I am William F. Roback Jr.

William F. Roback, Jr.

September 21, 2015

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