Robert LaVoy Finicum
  • 54 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 27, 1961
  • Date of passing: Jan 26, 2016
A True American Hero & Patriot We The People Will Remember You Always & Forever

This memorial website was created as a way for We The People to pay respect,  say good bye,  share support and stories of this great man.  

So many of us never met him in person. Yet he has touched us in such a way that our lives will be forever changed.  For he has planted a seed of strength, truth, liberty & freedom in our hearts. He has shown us how to stand tall with faith, love of country and fellow man. 

Robert LaVoy Finicum, husband, father, son, brother, friend, patriot, 54, born on January 27, 1961 was shot and killed the day before his 55th birthday on January 26, 2016.  God Speed RIP We will remember him forever.

Please add photos, stories, music, videos so that we may all share what this great cowboy & patriot LaVoy Finichum means to us. Also feel free to share this page don't forget to email as not all people use social media. I want to reach out to as many as possible and not leave any one out.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Anita Harper on 31st January 2017

"Mr. Finicum, I am in awe of your wonderful family. I met them on 01/28/2016. What a blessing they must have been to you. Their strength and faith brought me to tears. YOU will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Francine Epstein on 27th January 2017

"Happy Birthday Cowboy!  We will never forget you..."

This tribute was added by C K on 26th January 2017

"Having retired from Law Enforcement, I feel that the local Sheriff, the Feds conspired and set up Lavoy for his demise.  It was another Ruby Ridge in my opinion!"

This tribute was added by Doug Powell on 26th January 2017

"I know you're in Paradise awaiting the resurrection of the Body, and will once again be whole someday when Jesus Christ finally returns as Prophesied 2,000 years ago, or more.
May the Angels report to you what is going on down here since your passing, and always sing of your Sacrifice.

This tribute was added by Dale FamilyOf-Harms on 26th January 2017

"Well Lavoy it's been 1 year since they took you from us.... You will always be remembered! Thank you for your courage! See you in the next life!"

This tribute was added by April Hill on 26th January 2017

"You opened my eyes to the corruption within our government.  Thank you. I will always remember your sacrifice sir.

RIP Cowboys ❤"

This tribute was added by Francine Epstein on 26th January 2017

""Lavoy,  your words and deeds still shine in our hearts.  Your family are an inspiration for all.  God Bless and keep you..."

This tribute was added by Danelle Roundabouts on 9th January 2017

"We have not forgotten. We will carry on your work each day. Because of you I have become more aware and now understand how important it is for each of us to stand for liberty and freedom."

This tribute was added by Danelle Roundabouts on 28th October 2016

"LaVoy yesterday was a victory for freedom. Our brave patriots  were found not guilty. WE THE PEOPLE still have a long way to go. There is much work to be done. I can say you have given so much strength to so many.  I only wish you could have been here in person to celebrate. I know you are watching. You are missed by so many. We will carry on and stand & love as you have taught."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Schwochert on 28th May 2016

"I still can not accept what has been done wronged to so many.I never was lucky enough meet Mr.Finicum. His voice & kind eyes/smile is forever embedded in my mind.We will try very hard to get this country back on track Lavoy. Ride On Cowboy.NEVER  FORGOTTEN..Thank You for standing us up."

This tribute was added by John Edison on 6th March 2016

"Rest in Peace LaVoy! Your services here in this county are at an end. Its time for others to carry the burdens you have so bravely without rewards. Its heart breaking to know that you will never receive justice for all the wrongs subjected to you and your family. I only pray that others still here are as brave and forgoing in there convictions of freedom as you. The overreaching hand of our self inspiring gov. may have been able to impose its will upon you, and others that stand against their injustices. They did not stop your message from being heard. They did not stop our eyes from being opened. I and many others are aware and doing what we may to start correcting these problems that you stood against. I only wish you peace in knowing your voice is still heard. Your light i still looked upon as a beacon of liberty. Thank you for sharing your life with the people. I will miss hearing your voice of reason. Ride on Cowboy, ride on!"

This tribute was added by C K on 4th March 2016

"I never met LaVoy.  I did follow him during his stay in Oregon.  So, sad they way it turned out.  I must say being a retired law enforcement, it appears he was set up and brutally murdered.  
It cannot change the outcome, but a grand jury investigation would be a start!  May he rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Alethea Marsh on 4th March 2016

""If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin" S. Adams    Thank you for heeding the words of Samuel, and our other Founders. Thank you for your patriotism and bravery. Thank you for taking a stand. May America follow in your footsteps.May you rest peacefully and your family find comfort."

This tribute was added by Rick Schmoe on 3rd March 2016

"LaVoy because of your sacrifice our nation has woken up. I'll always remember you as a patriot just like Jefferson, Franklin, Paul Revere. I pray, if my time comes, that I'll show the same courage and love for our liberty's as you have. God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by George Clark on 3rd March 2016

""A truth remembered is a battle won." (Jordan Page)

The life and unjust death of LaVoy Finicum reveals a truth to all who will have eyes to see and ears to hear. Let us all remember LaVoy Finicum. Let his name be a symbol of our will to be free.
(George Rogers Clark)"

This tribute was added by Ginny DC on 3rd March 2016

"Although we never met you have touched my heart in a way I wouldn't think possible.  Your sacrifice will never be forgotten I can promise you that.  I tell people your story and your message at every opportunity.  Your passion for God, country and family was evident every time I listened to you speak.  Your calm, intelligent words resonated with me and countless others all across this nation.  I am reading your book now and it makes me realize that much more what an amazing man you were.  I plan on passing your book forward so even more people know your name. RIP sir and may God bless your beautiful heartbroken family."

This tribute was added by Chuck Handcock on 3rd March 2016

"Lavoy did you know, did the Father have talk with you? Can you feel it, see it? Your sacrifice was the engine ignited by liberty and justice for all. We have your families six Cowboy. Will be looking for you on the other side, will be so proud to stand next to you. Thanx for all your lessons and opening our heart's and minds. Peace be with us as we continue to stand. Your Patriot brother & sister,  Chuck  & Kathy"

This tribute was added by Anita Harper on 2nd March 2016

"The courage and strength of the Finnicum family is testament to what a great man Mr. Finnicum was. My prayers are for your wonderful family that their sorrow be brief and God will wrap his arms around them and show them peace."

This tribute was added by Sherry Briggs on 1st March 2016

"God must be a cowboy at heart, he made wide open spaces from the start.  He made grass, trees and mountains and a horse to be a friend and trails to lead old cowboys home again. R.I.P Lavoy Finicum"

This tribute was added by D T on 1st March 2016

"Thank you SIR Finicum. I honor your sacrifice with my promise to carry the torch of liberty forward into posterity for all our families to live in a land of free people centered on God, righteous principles and our Constitutional guarantee of our God given rights. God Bless and Keep you close. I pray long life, strength and health to your family, may we all keep them close in our community and remember the sacrifice they too are making every day without their father, husband and friend. Preserving liberty is our most noble task. It is God's greatest gift to man, right after Love."

This tribute was added by Doug Powell on 29th February 2016

"I just want to say may god fulfill his truth here on earth now that this man has shed a light on a movement that I hope will only prosper, and grow.
I thank this man for his courage, and devotion even if others don't see it. Romans 13 has been mistranslated, and not for this mans courage I'd of always disagreed with it, but never would of had concrete evidence. Romans 13 says in it's original Greek to only submit to those that be of God, not Government. Which goes along with what God said to Samuel when he said this people reject me that I should not rule over them. it goes along with the full theme of scripture as well. I sincerely hope this gets seen and taught to the whole world in order to seal Gods people.
To Lavoy you walk on glass and are sealed, and to his family I hope you will take great comfort in this time of trouble, but continue the fight. I know great tribulation remains before the great and terrible day of the lord, so lets all face it together. Amen and Amen to you all."

This tribute was added by Mary Borges-Silva on 25th February 2016

"I'm humbled and honored to share a thought. I want to personally thank LaVoy Finicum and his family for leading this nation in an awakening! I am embarrassed to admit that I became apathetic due to my disappointment with the path our nation is taking. It wasn't until I heard about this Patriot's crusade for Justice and the stand he was willing to take for our constitution that I woke up again! He sparked that fire in me that had long since died. I know that I do not stand alone in saluting you! Thank you sir!"

This tribute was added by April Hill on 22nd February 2016

"The things I've learned over the past months - WOW!  Thank you!

I've researched so many things, viewed hours of video and read so many stories from others about you and your love for Liberty, Justice and God. You seem to have won the hearts of many my friend, including mine.

Your time & life shared with us will never be forgotten ♥"

This tribute was added by Chris Hinkley on 12th February 2016

"James 1:25 "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." LaVoy was a doer and he will forever be blessed, he will never be forgotten, and he will always be a hero to me. Be no hearer who forgets what LaVoy has done for liberty, and go be doers of acts of liberty, the perfect law.  My sincerest gratitude and sympathy to the family and friends of LaVoy Finicum."

This tribute was added by RJ N on 10th February 2016

"LaVoy, We salute you cowboy for the bullet you took ; you're gone but
not forgotten. You took a mighty stand for Freedom. God Bless You!"

This tribute was added by Frank Martinez on 10th February 2016

"Forever missed, just when you are getting to know this man he is taken away. He will be missed but never forgotten his name will be remember from this day forward as a man that woke up a sleeping country, God help up all."

This tribute was added by Robert Burkholder on 10th February 2016

"In my estimation the Patriots  win solid in the Court of public opinion. They do not make threats--they Honor God and Country-- and  the  police/FBI-and Government  evoke  LIES and distortions Murder and destruction of Liberty.when a NAtion crushes it's Patriotism  it is NO longer Free. The principles rejected by the oppressors  still exist  but wait to be  reawakened. MR.Robert Lavoy Finicum in Oregon -and suspect always  lived  as a Patriot.May we never dishonor his wrongful death."

This tribute was added by Francine Epstein on 10th February 2016

"LaVoy,  God needed another Saint beside him to shine a light over the darkness. Now it is our turn to follow your example and keep that light turned on.   I would have liked to have been able to have shook your hand.  Thank you!"

This tribute was added by Stephen Justice on 9th February 2016

"Sorry we never met but it fells like we have known each other for a long time.
We stand with you and they will not get away with this crime they have committed we promise!!
The PEOPLE are UNITED...."

This tribute was added by Dan Black on 9th February 2016

"Thank you for your brave example of manhood and defense of liberty, LaVoy. You are a great American patriot."

This tribute was added by Jerry Lee on 9th February 2016

"I never had the honor and pleasure of meeting LaVoy personally but i feel a huge loss due to his murder.  He died for our Liberty. The thugs that caused his assassination, have made him a Hero that i and many others will never forget.  LaVoy Finicum is now part of history that many will learn from; from what he was teaching to his honorable life.  LaVoy was a kindhearted, gentle and honorable man.  A man that i have the highest respect for.  A man that i call a brother and true friend.  
Our freedoms are waning; we must stand together as a people, it will never get any easier to regain our liberty.  I miss and love LaVoy.  A man that stood up to and was exposing the criminal activities of the so called government agencies that are really corporations."

This tribute was added by Deborah Rojek on 9th February 2016

"Rest in Peace, Cowboy. Justice will be served by our Lord."

This tribute was added by Beth Clem III on 8th February 2016

"LaVoy I will never forget your sacrifice and I will make sure my children and grandchildren know."

This tribute was added by Nellie Bly on 8th February 2016


This tribute was added by Kim Thomas on 8th February 2016

"LaVoy, a man who stood with faith, who stood for freedom and was committed to educate others to fight off government tyranny. Together we must stand together and spread his message to all in the land and stand brave as he did.  God Bless and comfort his family.  I will never forget him. He is my hero."

This tribute was added by Benjamin Siounit on 8th February 2016

"RIP.  You are a true all American hero.  Thank you for standing up for the Constitution.  This land once used to be free. It takes the blood of the patriots to feed the tree of liberty."

This tribute was added by Deb Burke on 7th February 2016

"You are a true hero!!. The world was a better place because of you.  R.I.P. my friend. Farewell for now.. Until we meet again...God's Blessings!"

This tribute was added by Dale Wheeler on 7th February 2016

"No country can call itself a country without justice. No state can call itself a state without justice. No community can call itself a community without justice.  LaVoy, your courage, passion, and love of country, state and community will bring a new birth to these words.
....                        Freedom       Justice"

This tribute was added by Connie Grabowski on 7th February 2016

"Forever in our hearts and minds. Now in the loloving arms of our Heavenly Father. Ride on, Cowboy. We are sorry and heartbroken to see you go, yet at peace knowing where you are. We will use your stance in fighting for truth and justice. Your death is not in vain."

This tribute was added by Samantha Dalrymple on 7th February 2016

I want to thank you for teaching me about my constitution,  you lit a candle and the light  shines to many . The knowledge I have learned in all this and your courage,  I Never would I have understood this in the way I do now.   our history and natural laws of God  ... Thank You and may Jesus Christ be our hope in a world filled with corruption and empower others to stand for the weak and a light to love our neighbors as our self.... Samantha ...."

This tribute was added by Cathy Boyter on 7th February 2016

"We never met. But we are God's Children, Brothers and Sisters. And one day I will meet you in Heaven as will your family. The life you led, was a model life for Christian Americans. You understood what God wanted you to do with your life and for your fellow Americans. You were an inspiration to all of us still waiting and searching for guidance from God and I pray that I hear & feel, Gods Holy Spirit, when it comes time for Him to use me and all other Christians in America, as this world is so close to Satan revealing himself and God returning to save us all."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Applegate on 7th February 2016

"Mr. LaVoy,  you have changed the country. You voice is ringing load and clear today and will forever. Making the choice to come to the refuge was a scary one for me. You have a way of providing peace and courage to push past the fear. The second I arrived at the refuge and when you hugged me to comfort a strangers tears, I knew you were good and true.  We will demand justice for your family and teach you story until the day we die. God Bless"

This tribute was added by Isabel Dunbar on 7th February 2016

"iam sorry i have never heardof this person but anyone for freedom is alright in my book god bless him and thanks  ripyou must havebeen a hero"

This tribute was added by Isabel Dunbar on 7th February 2016

"iam sorry i have never heardof this person but anyone for freedom is alright in my book god bless him and thanks  ripyou must havebeen a hero"

This tribute was added by Nedra Tyree on 7th February 2016

"LaVoy, thank you for your quiet courage and for trying to protect others even to the very end. I feel in my heart your death was meant to be the beginning of a much bigger tragedy. May you rest easy in the arms of the Lord knowing you live on in the hearts and minds of all Patriots. God bless your family during this time of grief."

This tribute was added by Dave Sayen on 6th February 2016

"You lived and died on your feet rather than on your knees. ... You will be missed but not forgotten.

Your mission to educate America and defend our rights will continue with what you left us with and will inspire many with your passion for freedom and the strength you displayed.

RIP. Robert LaVoy Finicum"

This tribute was added by Tommy Dominick on 6th February 2016

"Ride easy LaVoy. You're in Heaven's posse now. We'll never forget you and we'll carry on the torch of freedom."

This tribute was added by Cathy Carver on 6th February 2016

"RIP cowboy."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Gorham on 6th February 2016

"LaVoy, thank you for your strength and courage to stand up for our  country. So sorry to your family for their loss."

This tribute was added by Wayne Downer on 6th February 2016

"LaVoy Such a man of strength and courage, thank you for all you have done in standing to get our freedom and country back, RIP Condolences to the family"

This tribute was added by Kathy Nelson on 6th February 2016

"To the LaVoy Family, His sacrifice is one that I will never forget... his is what America was made from... spiritual courage and fortitude that can only can come from Jesus Christ, God Almighty!!  My heart is broken over this terrible injustice that has been committed against this American Hero, you, his precious family and all of his many friends. America morns for!! May the Dear Lord be with all of you and sustain you through your great loss. I feel it most appropriate, because LaVoy has entered into our History as another one of the brave men spoken of in the: "The Gettysburg Address" "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.  
But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."             President Abraham Lincoln November 19,1863"

This tribute was added by Dale FamilyOf-Harms on 6th February 2016

"I had the privilege of meeting this great man on Saturday January  16, 2016 at the Harney County Resource Center. He told the story of how he ended up out at the refuge that day. he said he was driving out to the refuge and he was questioning if what he was doing was right, and just then he saw an eagle take off from a telephone pole, and he knew that was the Lord giving him a sign that he was with him. The holy spirit was strong with this man! He smiled at me with those rosy cheeks, and we shook hands... I felt he wanted to give me a hug, but since it was the first time we met, I just kept it as a handshake... He in his own way still kinda hugged me though... What a hero! He will be greatly missed!"

This tribute was added by Ace Smithart on 6th February 2016

"Gone but your inspiration , courage and commitment will never die. Thank You Robert LaVoy Finicum"

This tribute was added by Steve Phillips on 6th February 2016

"The gates of heaven are always open to patriots like you, Lavoy now sits at the right hand of God. REST IN PEACE PATRIOT."

This tribute was added by Paul Walz on 6th February 2016

"Cowboys prayer
OH Lord, I've never lived where
Churches grow
I love creation better as it stood
That day you finished it so long ago
And look upon your work and
Called it good
I know that others find you in the
That's sifted down through tinted
Window panes
And yet I seem to feel you near
In this dim, quietstarlight on the
I thank you, Lord that I'm placed
So well
That I'm no slave of whistle, clock
or bell
Nor weak eyed prisoner of wall
And street
Just let me live my life as I've begun
And give me work that's open to the
Make me a pardner of the wind and
And I won't ask a life that's softer
Let me be easy on the man that's
Let me be square and generous
with all
I'm careless sometimes, Lord, when
I'm in town
But never let ' em say I'm mean or
Make me as big and open as the
As honest as the hoss, between my
Clean as the wind that blows
behind the rains
Free as the hawk that circles down
to breeze
Forgive me lord is sometimes I
You know about the reasons that
are hid
You understand the things that gall
and fret
You know me better than my
mother did
Just keep an eye on all that's done
and said
And right me, sometimes when I
turn aside
And guide me on the long, dim trial
That stretches upward towards the
Great Divide

Author.       Badger Clark

I will never forget."

This tribute was added by Teresa Kleiman on 6th February 2016

"For his fight for his beliefs in America's freedoms and liberty, martyrdom was his fate. We have lost a true patriot. His courageous valor to protect the lives of others by putting himself in harms way will not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jeffrey Perkola on 6th February 2016

"Sir, you were martyred for the cause of Liberty and we, the Freedom-loving patriots, will never forget your sacrifice.  May God grant you, your family and friends peace and justice.  May the spilling of your blood on the 'Tree of Liberty' be not made in vain."

This tribute was added by Debbie Haight-Oregon on 6th February 2016

"There are not enough words to say from my heart except thank you and in my eyes you will always be a hero. I am reading your book now. My son asked me what I wanted for my birthday so he bought me your book. I haven't met you sir. But a man that stands with God and stands for our country and our constitution. I will always defend you when others don't agree with how you stood. God Bless you and your family and GOD BLESS AMERICA...A mans soul never dies...."

This tribute was added by Doc Smith on 6th February 2016

"Thank you LeVoy for showing us what it means to live and die FREE.
Ride easy Cowboy Patriot. Ride In Peace...."

This tribute was added by Rachel Callender on 6th February 2016

"I did not get a chance to meet you Mr. Finicum, but now that I have seen your courage and your love from afar, I wish I had. I am so, so sorry that our government failed you in such a huge way. And I'm sorry we as a people did not help you more. As you may have known, our hands were tied. But perhaps your story and your spirit will loosen our hands from this bondage we all face. And perhaps your actions will inspire us to take it upon ourselves, such as you so bravely did, to continue fighting for the good of all people. I will not forget your story, and I will do my best to not let others forget either. Thank You, Sir Milicum, for being a Messenger and a Soldier of Love."

This tribute was added by Rob Kinder on 6th February 2016

"Your truth and fight against tyranny will not be forgotten. Some people will remember your death but your life and message is a lesson we all need to see and hear.  Rest easy Cowboy you did it right."

This tribute was added by Fayne Henderson on 6th February 2016

"Thank you sir for your courage and dedication to a cause that so greatly needs to continue. May your legacy shine on in people who feel the same way as you."

This tribute was added by William Campbell on 6th February 2016

"Thank you Sir for your Courage. May God Almighty Comfort your family as only He can."

This tribute was added by Lesa Antone on 5th February 2016

"LaVoy, thank you for yoir courage, your passion, and your love of this country.  I never met you, yet I feel like I have known you my whole life.  You have lit a passion in Americans everywhere.  Because of you and your passion, people are pulling together.  Because of you, I personally have met people I never would have met and I know these friendships will stand the test of time.  Because they were made with truth and love.
May God comfort your family and please watch over us from Above.
God bless you and God Bless the USA"

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