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Marshal Roy Woofter

Roswell Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 1911

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Reflections for Marshal Roy Woofter

Marshal Woofter,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roswell. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 27, 2021

You set your standard here a long time ago and it still stands strong. All old and new officer are reminded every day in our department. Rest in peace my brother.

Corporal Rhodes Adam
Roswell police department, NM

May 27, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

Marshal Roy Woofter,
You were a cousin and shared your name with my grandfather. You died doing a job most in this world don't want to do. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Detective David Woofter, retired
Buena Park (Ca) Police Department

May 23, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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


May 27, 2009

Marshal Woofter,
I met your great niece on a call this weekend and heard your story. I am on lunch break and wanted to see your memorial. After hearing about your commitment to this job and the human race, I hope that we can carry on the tradition that you have established. Thank you for your service and dedication to this job. Your family and the Law Enforcement community are proud to call you a brother. Rest in peace and we will carry on to honor your sacrifice.

Sgt. David Thomas
Fairfield (Iowa) Police Department

November 26, 2006

Your last words were ones of encouragement and forgiveness. That legacy is one that cannot be matched by any amount of money or possessions. You left no bitterness in your final hours. May we all take your actions as our example. The memorial to you in Roswell will always be there and the fine man that you were will always be remembered. Your memorial stone in Albia, Ia. also leaves a short remembrance, "Asleep In Jesus Roy Woofter He died a martyr to the cause of temperance and Christian citizenship." It was worth all the effort and grief.

Carol Robinson Marlin
Great niece

September 11, 2006

Marshal Woofter,
Here, 95 years later, we still remember you and your sacrifice.
May your family take comfort in knowing that you were and always will be remembered as a hero.
Rest in peace, sir.

Patrolman John Griggs
Pueblo (CO) Police Dept

May 27, 2006

Marshal Woofter,

You died a hero. You are not forgotten.
Rest in Peace.

Retired Detective
Baltimore County Police Department

May 27, 2004

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