Deputy Sheriff Floyd L. Rose

Deputy Sheriff Floyd L. Rose

Millard County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 1922

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Floyd L. Rose

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Rose
You volunteering to arrest a violent offender as a "deputized citizen" says something about your character. Despite having an infant at home and a wife you chose to help the sheriff and protect your community. I hope your family went on and that your daughter and her children always looked up to your dedication and still honor your memory. You fought valiantly to the end and honor us all.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno) and NVDPS

October 2, 2018

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