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Deputy Sheriff W. Raiford Royals | Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Florida Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

W. Raiford Royals

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, April 10, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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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