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Sergeant Roy Glen Wright

Fredericksburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 1964

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Reflections for Sergeant Roy Glen Wright

Rest in peace Sergeant Wright.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2020

Officer Wright today you are remembered on the 50th anniversary of your death you not only gave the ultimate sacrifice for your department you also gave it to your family, friends, and other officers around the nation R.I.P. officer Wright thank you for your service.


May 5, 2014

Officer Wright you are remembered on 50th anniversary of your death you gave the ultimate sacrifice in duty not only to your department, your community, your family, and to other officers around the nation R.I.P.


May 5, 2014

Roy, I was twenty four years old when I received the phone call from Lt. Fleming two hours early to report on duty. He did not tell me why but told me to report behind the shopping center. When I arrived was the beginning of the most awful day of my life and I am now 74 years old.
I know you are in heaven with our father.

P.L. McIver Chief of Police Retired
Garner Police Department
Garner, North Carolina

April 19, 2014

My father was a friend of officer Wright. His name was William C. Lassell Jr. Ofc. Wright was at our home several times. His death as well as ofc. Mines was a great shock to all of us. My father was a detective on the fredericksburg police at the time and he worked the case. I still remember the horrible details of the events and I think about it still. I hope the family can get peace and comfort knowing people still care about ofc. Roy Wright.

william c. lassell III

January 6, 2013

I love and miss you dad.

Roy Glen WRIGHT, Jr

August 6, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 5, 2010

Thank you for your service so many years ago. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made. Rest in peace.

Cpl. Mike Presutto

June 7, 2009

On the 45th anniversary of this tragedy, we remember you. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Sheila Jones
Fredericksburg Police Dept.

May 5, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2009

The Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael:

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people.



Thank you for your service to our community. Your dedication & legacy will never be forgotten.

Your Family & Friends of the
Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Inc.

Your Family & Friends of the
Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Inc.

July 31, 2008

During my first week on patrol, my sergeant took me to the spot of this murder and told me the history of murderer and what happened on the night of this incident. I hoped that I would never have a shift like that but unfortunately we lost another officer due to a senseless act. Officer Todd Bahr was killed by a suspect after pursuiting him from the same shopping center where this officer was killed.

Lt. Sheila Jones
Fredericksburg Police Sept.

June 24, 2008

I was just a very young child at the time of your death, but I walk past your picture daily, and think of how fast life can change for a police officer. We just lost another of Fredericksburg's finest, Todd Bahr. I pray for you and your family. rest in peace brother

Corporal Mike Presutto
Fredericksburg Police Dept

June 22, 2008

Sadness has fallen again in Fredericksburg as we laid Officer Todd Bahr to rest today. You and William are on my mind as I patrol and are constantly reminded how quick life can change. Thank you for all that you have done and please watch over our brother. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Chris Urquhart
Fredericksburg P.D.

June 12, 2008

Today, June 12, 2008, as I mourn the loss of Officer Todd Bahr of the Fredericksburg Police Dept. I want to remember the last two police officers that the city lost in the line of duty--Officer Roy Glen Wright and Officer William Franklin Mines. The sacrifices you made have not been forgotten. Godspeed, Camden Bullock, EMT Port Royal VFD

Camden Bullock, EMT
Prot Royal VFD

June 12, 2008



May 6, 2008

dad i love and miss you more than you know

roy g wright jr

December 8, 2006

love you always

Roy G Wright JR
oldest son

November 18, 2006

I am the oldest son. I was there when the officer came to the door that morning still my lifelong nightmare i love you dad and miss you more than anybody will ever know.


November 17, 2006

Officer Wright,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fredericksburg. Your murderer spent the next forty years in prison before he died there. At least no bleeding heart judge or parole board released him early.



May 5, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 28, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, May 5, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer Roy Glen Wright and Officer William Frederick Mines who died in the line of duty on this date 40 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Mines & Officer Wright's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

May 5, 2004

Officer Wright, family and friends of the Fredericksburg PD. I received confirmation today that the sentenced set forth 40 years ago was carried out on 17 Feb 2004, when Governor Mark Warner denied your killers' medical clemency request, and died in the hospital at Powhatan Correctional Center. As officers we do not revel in death, but bow before Justice as the sentence was issued and carried out so many years after your death. Roy, we as Brothers spoke when you were unable and our voice was heard....Now, Finally, Rest In Peace.
Our thanks to Governor Warner, our family at ODMP, and the officers e-mailing from around the world.

Botetourt Co Sheriff's Office

February 23, 2004

We have spoken on your behalf, urging the Governor of Virginia to not grant clemency to your murderer.

Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

February 16, 2004

Rest in peace my brother. I to e-mailed your governor asking him to keep your killer behind bars as his sentence was handed down to him...FOR LIFE. You are now patroling the heavens but your voice is still being heard.

Frankfort. Ky

February 15, 2004

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