Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Roy A. Donivan

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 8, 1923

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Reflections for Trooper Roy A. Donivan

We are honoring Trooper Roy A. Donivan who was killed over 97 years ago. Trooper Donivan will never ever be forgotten.

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

October 26, 2020

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

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

October 8, 2020

Our K-9 Roy is named after Roy A. Donivan. I would like to get in touch with Michael and Lisa Murillo (family of Roy A. Donivan). I can be reached at [email protected] It would be wonderful to share pictures of our boy with you.
Patricia Grogan

Spouse of K9 Handler
New York State Police

March 3, 2020

Trooper Roy Donivan will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service sir.

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

January 31, 2020

I find it heartening and inspirational that the NY State Police still watches over the grave of this Trooper. I have met a few NYSP Troopers in my career and they were all great people. Thanks for preserving the memory of your fallen and taking care of their resting place(s). It says a lot about your organization.

Jim Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nv) & NVDPS

October 8, 2019

Trooper Donivan,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 8, 2017


Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

April 24, 2017

Sir, your grave and your families graves are all cleaned up and presentable for Memorial day. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tpr. K.P. Kesick
NYSP Shokan (RET)

May 27, 2016

MR. And Mrs. MUrillo, thank you for posting information regarding Trooper Donivan's family history. I'm one of the Troopers who , before I retired, watched over his grave. Now retired, I maintain that vigil. I was there last weekend.

It's nice to know he had children that bore his name. Their is a child buried next to him, so I assumed his named died with that child. Thank you for that knowledge. I would love to see that flag sometime. We at the SP Shokan barracks consider it our job to watch over him and his family.

Tpr. Kevin P. Kesick RN/EMT-P (ret)
NYSP Trooper SP Shokan retierd.

May 15, 2016

Roy's portrait hangs in our house. Roy was Michael's mother's father's father. Roy's only child who survived to adulthood, Charles, had 5 children and 3 grandchildren, and Charles has 4 great-grandchildren to date, 2 of them our children. We keep safe the flag that adorned Roy's coffin, and we honor his memory and sacrifice. We are touched and grateful that officers care for his and our other family members' graves. He will always be remembered in our family.

Michael and Lisa Murillo and children
Great grandson and family

May 13, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Trooper Donivan and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO!

Robyn Wilkes

October 6, 2015

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 4, 2013

Our station is the protector of your grave.

On memorial day, as in the past, we made sure your flags were flying and your wife, child's and family's graves are protected.

Thank you for blazing the trail for us.

Troop F, SP Shokan Trooper #2544

June 27, 2011

Trooper Donivan has not been forgotten. Thank you sir for your sacrifice.


June 13, 2008

Today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

Tpr. Donivam, you are forever remembered. The Members of SP Shokan keep you and your family's final resting place well maintatined and secure. God bless you, for your service

Troop F, SP Shokan Trooper

June 10, 2007

May you rest in God's eternal peace and never be forgotten for your dedication to serving and protecting your community. All survivor families of law enforcement officers will always remember to honor those that went before their own. You are all heroes.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of Tpr. S.J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

September 16, 2005

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