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Deputy Sheriff Floyd L. Rose | Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Deputy Sheriff

Floyd L. Rose

Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch: Monday, October 2, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Floyd Rose was shot and killed as he, the county sheriff, and another deputy, attempted to arrest a man who had escaped from the county jail the previous week. The man had initially been arrested for the attempted murder of the Lynndyl town marshal.

The sheriff had received information about a possible location where the suspect may have been. As they searched the locatio, they pulled a cover from the floor that led to the cellar. The suspect, who was hiding in the cellar, immediately opened fire with a .30-.30 rifle, striking Deputy Rose in the knee.

Deputy Rose and the sheriff then exchanged shots with the suspect. As the sheriff assisted Deputy Rose from the cellar hatch, the suspect exited the cellar and opened fire on them a second time, striking Deputy Rose. The sheriff retreated as he reloaded his pistol. Despite being wounded twice, Deputy Rose continued firing at the suspect from the floor. However, the suspect shot Deputy Rose a third time, killing him.

The sheriff was able to reload and shot the suspect once as the man fled the scene. A large posse was formed and located the suspect approximately two hours later. During the ensuing shootout the suspect was shot multiple times and killed.

Deputy Rose had been deputized by the sheriff to assist with the arrest. He was survived by his wife, infant daughter, and mother.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 2, 2010

 

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