Patrolman Roy Odes Caffey

Patrolman Roy Odes Caffey

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 8, 1972

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Roy Odes Caffey

Patrolman Roy Caffey was shot and killed while on patrol in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. A passing motorist found his body.

The case remained unsolved with no suspects until a television broadcast in 1997 turned up an arrest of a woman who claimed she was present when Patrolman Caffey was murdered. The two men she claimed shot him had since died.

Patrolman Caffey was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 198
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended in 1997

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Patrolman Caffey,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 8, 2022

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