Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Roy L. Shamblin

Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 25, 1933

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roy L. Shamblin

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 25, 2020

Rest In Peace

Chief Marshal Randy Ford, Ret.
Green Mt Falls, CO

July 25, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

How proud you must be that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 18, 2013

Thank you for this rememberance.
Helen Shamblin
Granddaughter of Roy L Shamblin
August 7, 2011.


August 7, 2011

Thank you for the posting about my great grandfather: This is an important remembrance not just for my family, but to remind all of us who have served, of the sacrifices made by the many brave men and woman who have ended their watch in this fashion. I served this same department partly from the tradition that existed in my family (Roy L Shamblin's son, Roy E. Shamblin, my grandfather went on to serve after his father was killed)but also driven by the same desire to serve the community in which I live. I am confident that all officers are committed to this same ideal. God Bless all who do it.

As a sidebar, I have my great grandfathers service revolver, the one he used to return fire during the ambush. He also used this gun to shoot the prisoner in self defense during the ambush. This gun was taken from Leo Frazier (the man who was hanged for killing my grandfather) at the time of his arrest in New York.

Thank you for helping to maintain the vigil.

John P. Casey
Grandson and former Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff

September 23, 2006

Roy, so many years have passed. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
In your memory we continue on.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

July 25, 2005

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