Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Game Warden Elijah Roberts

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1918

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Reflections for Game Warden Elijah Roberts

I’ll be riding in the 2024 Law Enforcement United Road to Hope this week to honor your sacrifice. I never knew you, but I’ll never forget you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Sergeant Brian Williams
Norfolk VA Police Department

May 5, 2024

My great grandfather Herbert, (Poppy) Robert's was Lige's son. May he Rest in Peace.

Daniel Burgess
Great Great Grandson

September 29, 2022

My grandfather, Luther Roberts, was Elijah's son. This story is a fascinating part of our Roberts family history and I'm so glad to have this page to see my other distant relatives honoring and remembering my great-grandfather Elijah.

Sarah Roberts
great-grand daughter

July 15, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 14, 2020

Your son Roscoe, was my grandfather. I was told growing up that our family had a background in law enforcement, but was never told the details or stories. It is fascinating to see distant relatives that I never knew existed. I retired from the City of Atlanta Police Department in 2003 as the Assistant Commander of the Central Business District (Zone 5). I continued in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Chief in the District Attorney’s Office. I couldn’t stay away from the action of the road and began my second law enforcement career with the Henry County Police Department in Georgia. I’m on year 37 of my public safety journey and I still enjoy every minute of it. It would be great to meet all of our extended family sometime.

Sgt. Nick Roberts
Henry County Police Department / Great- Grandson

December 22, 2018

My great-great grandfather, knowing you gave your life doing your job deserves the utmost respect...I only wish I could've met you.

U.s. Army National Guard

December 16, 2018

Warden Roberts,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2018

Thank you, Game Warden Elijah Roberts for your service, on this, the 100th anniversary of your passing. May your descendants cherish and honor your memory.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 14, 2018

I am just finding out about your story.My Grandfather was your grandson, James C. Banks, Mattie Roberts is his mother and your daughter. I am honored to be in such a strong and fearless family. We know so little about family history but I am digging and finding out the stories for my children. You may be gone but your legacy still lives on. From your great-great grandson.

Troy Shepherd
Great great garndson

June 1, 2016

Hi my name is Debbie Grieshop My Grandmother was Helen Roberts Elijah daughter and Roscoe's Sister, My Uncle Roscoe was my favorite Uncle and, and their Mother name was Rachel Going to try to make it to the Memorial this weekend Hope to see some new Kin

Debbie Grieshop
Great Granddaughter

May 13, 2014

This story has cleared up some holes in our family history. I had heard bits and pieces of my great grand father as a child. My grandfather was Roscoe Roberts, who was the 9-year old boy that stumbled upon the murder of his father by these two men. I've always wondered more about Elijah and now, based on other posts, I realize there is much more extended family from Elijah and distant cousins I never knew existed. It's an honor to be his great granddaughter and know that he was well respected in his service to his community.

Jenny Roberts Marcum
Great granddaughter

December 30, 2013

i had always heard stories about my great grand father, but never knew what really happened.. we had been shut out of this side of the family.. just nice to know his memory is being honored.. thanks to all who made this possible .

gary keller.
great grand son

December 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. Like you, he was ambushed by a robber hiding in dense foliage. How very terrible that your son discovered your body, but I can see from the reflections left by your descendants that your memory has always been honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 14, 2012

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 14, 2012

I have a great since of pride in knowing you were my Great-Grandfather. My grandfather was one of your sons Herbert (POPPY) Roberts. He had 8 kids and countless grand-kids. I think you would have been proud of how he raised his family. I love knowing my family's heritage from Breathitt Co. KY. Thank you for passing on honor to the Roberts Family.
Hope to meet you someday in God's Kingdom.

Brad Roberts

August 11, 2009

My grandpa "Poppy" told me about you and what it was like for him growing up in Breathitt County as you son. I am proud to be your great grandson. Thanks for raising my grand dad,
Herbert "Poppy" Roberts, he loved to fish and shoot. I learned so much about our history from him.
We will meet someday.

Michael Ray Roberts
Great Grandson

August 10, 2009



November 23, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 12, 2007

Warden Roberts,
It has taken over 88 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky.



February 11, 2007



February 10, 2007

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