Georgia Southern remembers Lt. Roach, a True Blue Eagle

Matthew Enfinger

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Roach, a member of the University Police Department,” Laura McCullough, Georgia Southern University police chief, said in a email .

Roach served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Following his four years in the Air Force, he returned to Statesboro, GA, where he obtained his Bachelors of Science from Georgia Southern College and began a career as an educator in Milledgeville, GA.

In 1983, Roach graduated from the Police Academy and began his career with the Statesboro Police Department, where he served for 27 years until his retirement in 2010.

In 2011, Roach began his career at GS as the Certification Manager of Georgia Southern Public Safety.

Lt. Roach was 69 when he died this Saturday after staying at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

“He will be missed by many in the community, not only here at Georgia Southern, but in Bulloch County and Statesboro as well,” McCullough said.

The family will receive visitors on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery.

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obituary of Frank Roach.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Lt. Roach was 60 when he died.