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Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood | Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

Master Sergeant

Steve Loy Hood

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, May 29, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 26 years

Badge # F-3

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Master Sergeant Steve Hood was killed in an automobile accident while pursing a vehicle on State Highway 370 near the Lee County - Prentiss County line.

Sergeant Hood's vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, causing fatal injuries. Witnesses were able to identify the vehicle that Sergeant Hood was pursuing. The driver was later arrested and charged with felony fleeing and manslaughter and is currently serving seven years in a state correctional facility.

Sergeant Hood had served with the agency for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

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Msgt. Hood your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
May 29, 2016

 

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