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Marshal Roy Woofter | Roswell Police Department, New Mexico Roswell Police Department, New Mexico

Marshal

Roy Woofter

Roswell Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/26/1911

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Marshal Roy Woofter succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day when he and other officers attempted to arrest a man for selling illegal alcohol from his home. The man let the officers into his home and then barricaded himself in another room. He shot Marshal Woofter through a window. The suspect was arrested and convicted of first degree murder.

Marshal Woofter had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Oakview Cemetery in Albia, Iowa.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 27, 2015

 

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