Special Deputy Marshal James Roff

Special Deputy Marshal James Roff

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, May 1, 1885

James Roff

Special Deputy Marshal James Roff, Deputy Marshal Jim Guy, Special Deputy Marshal Andy Roff, and Special Deputy Marshal Bill Kirksey, were shot and killed when their posse was ambushed while attempting to arrest several horse thieves near what is present day Calico Creek, Oklahoma.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed and two others were charged with murder. The two suspects who were charged were acquitted.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-fourth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2009

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