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Sons of the American Revolution Welcome Brad Roff

Front Row: Past MI SAR State President Gerald Burkland (left) performs the induction ceremony for Brad Roff (right). Back Row: SAR Patriot Grave Specialist John Raya, Blue Water Chapter President Nathan Smith, and Secretary David Yanik assist.

Standing in front of the gravestone of Revolutionary War soldier John Myers, Brad Roff became the Blue Water Chapter’s newest member during the Tuesday, June 20thmeeting held at the Memphis Cemetery. It was a workday for the chapter, as members spent time cleaning headstones including that of John Myers who was buried there in 1848 at the age of 96.
Brad Roff retired from the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office in 2020 after serving in law enforcement for 30 years. He was Undersheriff for 12 years. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Executive Leadership and is a member of the St. Andrews Society of Detroit, a Scottish benevolence society. Brad resides in the Sandusky area with his wife of thirtythree years, Tina, and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Brad is the 5th great grandchild of Peleg Eddy who served in 1783 as the drummer for Captain Thomas Lee’s Independent Company in Rutland County, VT.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a patriotic, historical, and educational service organization. Making sure that patriots like Peleg Eddy and John Myers are not forgotten is at the core of the SAR mission. Membership is open to men who are descendants of someone who served in the military or provided patriotic service during the American Revolution. Visit

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