Deputy Sheriff W. Raiford Royals

Deputy Sheriff W. Raiford Royals

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, April 10, 1916

W. Raiford Royals

Deputy Sheriff Raiford Royals was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men.

Despite being wounded, Deputy Royals was able to return fire and wounded one subject. The second man escaped.

Deputy Royals had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for three years. he was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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