Deputy Floyd L. Rose

Died on October 2, 1922

Age 26
Millard County Sheriff’s Office
Homicide: Rifle

Deputy Rose was killed attempting to arrest an escapee from the Millard County jail. The 26-year-old victim was part of a three-man posse searching a home near the sugar plant in Delta. During the search of the cellar, the suspect was discovered and a gunfight erupted. Although shot three times with a .30-30 rifle, Deputy Rose continued to return fire until he collapsed from his wounds. The suspect, who was wounded in the exchange, fled to a nearby canal where he was overtaken and shot to death by another posse. Deputy Rose died before medical aid could reach the scene. Married and the father of a nine-month-old daughter, Deputy Rose is buried in Delta City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Millard County Sheriff’s Office.


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3 responses to “Deputy Floyd L. Rose”

  1. […] County Deputy FLOYD L. ROSE was sworn in an hour before being killed by an escapee from the Millard County jail in […]

  2. Great uncle says:

    Thank you for honoring my Great Uncle. I never knew him but heard stories. THANK YOU FOR THE WEBSITE.

    Brad Rose

    • Patrick Bennett says:

      Hello Brad, My name is Pat Bennett with the Millard County Sheriff’s Office. This year for the Fallen Officer’s Trail Ride in Moab, we are honoring Floyd. As part of this we would like to get in touch with some of his family to invite them to this event. If you know more of them or their contacts, please contact me at pbennett@co.millard.ut.us. Thank you.

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