Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William F. Roback, Sr.

Maui County Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1958

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Reflections for Officer William F. Roback, Sr.

May his soul forever rest in peace. Thank you for your service Officer William F. Roback Sr., and Jr. who has since retired from the Police Force.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police - Troop D

July 19, 2018

Officer William F. Roback Sr, served his community from Keanae to Kaupo in the district of Hana, Maui, Hawaii for more than thirty years. He was a great dad and man of his community, he respected those that he served and was likewise respected by all he came in contact with. He gave the ultimate sacrifice as a police officer serving his community and people. He loved his family dearly and provided for them without reservations. He put me on the right track, unfortunately, it was after his death that I finally realized what he was trying to instill in me.

I became a police officer with the Honolulu then Maui Police Department where I retired after more than twenty years of service.

We also lost a cousin Patrick Ihu responding to a false fire alarm as a solo bike officer. My heartfelt mahalo to all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, may you rest in peace and may Ke Akua keep you in his loving arms.

To the Ohana of the fallen officers god bless you and may he keep their memories forever in your hearts.

I am William F. Roback Jr.

William F. Roback, Jr.
Son

September 21, 2015

Are you fortunate to be one that loves someone so dearly yet you never had the blessing to meet them?

William F. Roback, Sr. is my grandfather, I love him dearly and I was born after he was taken from us.

His strength, honor, integrity and compassion will be remembered always in the service to his community and family. He was a pillar in our community and is memorialized at the William F. Roback, Sr. Hana Maui Police Department.

He lives on in our memories through his children, my father William F. Roback, Jr., through my older cousins who were blessed to meet him and his Aloha is left with everyone he has met. My father continued his legacy when he joined the Police Department to serve over 30 years with HPD, MPD and MPD/CIU until retirement. I am very proud to be the grand-daughter and daughter of these fine men who served our communities and kept us safe.

We hold annual family reunions where stories are shared about Grandpa and we cling to those memories to feel that connection to a great man who we cherish and love.

To all the fallen men and women that serve our communities and country, I appreciate all that you do for all of us and my heart goes out to your families. Thank you for having courage and strength to serve and protect.

With Love and Aloha,

Michele "Roback" Perkins
Grand-daughter

September 17, 2015

The Peace Keeper, that is my Grandfather who lived, worked and raised his family ('Ohana) in the small village of Hana on the Island of Maui, Hawai'i. I never met this great man and all the wonderful things he's done for his/our community, but I am proud to be his grand-daughter. Many of the old time villagers shared numerous stories of his dedication and love for the tiny village and keeping the peace is what he strived to do and succeeded which ultimately cost him his life. My father William F. Roback, Jr. is a living role model who is now a retired Police Sgt. for 30 years who carried on the legacy of keeping the peace like my Grandfather those many years ago. To all the Law Enforcement Officers who put their lives on the line each and every day and their families who support them in their civil duty, I commend and appreciate you and thank you for your service to your community. God Bless you and Mahalo Nui Loa.

Rene'e Roback Miller
Grand-Daughter - Maui, Hawai'i

September 16, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Roback. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Officer Roback,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maui County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

April 13, 2011

I am so proud of my legacy through this wonderful man. I am sad that I did not get to meet him, but from all that my Dad and Roback Ohana has shared gives me great pride to be his granddaughter. Jo Analani Dole

Josephine Analani Dole
Mo'opuna

June 26, 2007

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Officer William F. Roback Sr.,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum of the "ODMP Light". That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute.

People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer.

Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP serves as a place where that continuum of "LIGHT" can be seen through and within, the heart and soul of each and every person who honors our fallen heroes with a reflection and/or tribute. As we say in Hawaii, we are `Ohana. We are family.

May God comfort the family and loved ones who have lost their beloved William. May God also comfort those who have lost a fellow officer and friend that can never be replaced in this lifetime.

I wish you peace and love beyond all understanding.
May you rest in peace Officer William F. Roback Sr.
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana. Amen.

**I pray all find comfort in this Hawaiian prayer I leave you.**

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale (Private Citizen)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island

January 5, 2007

A TRUE AMERICAN HERO,GOD BLESS YOU,AND YOUR FAMILY,REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

LT. CAROLLO
NYPD

May 4, 2006

God bless you for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

June 13, 2005

William after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger
LBCCPD, Ret.

February 19, 2005

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