Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Darryl Louis Haywood, Sr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2004

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Reflections for Trooper Darryl Louis Haywood, Sr.

Happy birthday in Heaven. We love you and miss you.
You would be so proud of your family. But, you already know.
Sleep in peace.

Love always,

Linda Haywood Matthews
loving wife

December 7, 2018

We love you and miss you. Nothing changes that. Ever.
Continue to watch over us while you Rest In Peace , my hero.


October 2, 2018

Trooper Darryl Louis Haywood Sr. ( Detective Haywood Sr. NYPD), thank you for ALL you have done for our great nation. You are truly a Law Enforcement hero who continued to work in Law Enforcement because you wanted to continue your vocation to help others. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family, especially your son who also served with the Florida Highway Patrol.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

I remember when you showed up at a kidnapping scene to help us out, when we were rescuing the victim and you were off duty. So happy to see you then, before, after and when we meet again at our final, heavenly assignment. "On the job" brotherly love always-

Ret. Det Anthony Alicea
NYCPD Major Case Squad

January 18, 2018

Big D,

It's just me on the check in, still miss you Brother.
Peace and Blessings to Linda and The Family.



December 7, 2017

Thirteen long years have passed since you were taken from us;. We still hold your memory close in our hearts and minds.
You will always be our hero. We will never forget.

Until we are together again,

Linda Haywood Matthews

October 2, 2017

Darryl was an academy classmate of mine with the NYPD, 80-07. He was a quite guy with a good sense of humor. During our time in the PD I came across him a few times when he was with the Highway Unit. Condolences to family and friends. He's missed.

PO Martin A Gonzalez
NYPD Classmate

September 6, 2017

Hey Pop Pop
Not a day goes by that i don't think about you and how much different everything would be if you were here with us .. I passed by a cemetery the other day and immediately started tearing up .. I miss you so so much ..
please continue to watch over us and guide me on my journey to Highschool.
I love you,

Oldest Granddaughter

August 19, 2016

Darryl I worked with you in Highway Patrol unit#1 of the NYPD. You were a kind quiet funny and good cop. May you watch over all of us from above. God bless you and may you rest in eternal peace

Police Officer Joseph Komp
NYPD (retired)

March 2, 2016

Rest in peace, my love, and know that you are love and missed by your family and friends.
I know that you are keeping watch over us, our Guardian Angel in Heaven.
Rest in peace. You are my Hero.

Linda Haywood
loving wife

October 2, 2015

hey pop pop we miss you so much! please watch over us as we travel from destination to destination in hopes of a safe journey. i love you pop pop!

oldest granddaughter

July 19, 2015

Hey my friend, I was just talking about you the other day. I was showing off your baton that Linda gave me and explaining what happened and how we became friends. I keep the baton in my patrol car and your FHP shirt is hanging up in my closet. I also told them some of the stories we all talked about while at Dr. Dixon's home. FUNNY, FUNNY AND FUNNY . Well man you continue to rest and watch over all of us. Well will chat later, LORD WILL

TFC Paul Stokes #801
Ga State Patrol

June 25, 2015

Though I never had the privilege to work alongside you, I think of you every time I see your memorial signs on I4 at the 118 eastbound and 129 westbound mile markers. Please continue to look down and keep your fellow Troopers safe everyday. You are not forgotten!

Volusia County Trooper
Florida Highway Patrol

May 23, 2015

Bless Darryl and his family former coworker NYPD Highway Patrol Pct 1

PO Robert Gaul

March 23, 2015

Happy New Year friend.


January 3, 2015

Happy Birthday friend.

Paul, Shonterria and Dylan Stokes


December 7, 2014

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Big Darryl!
If you were here, I would have sent you a card everyday until you had 60. You would have frowned, but you would have enjoyed the experience!
I love you, and miss you.
You are in my thoughts every day.


December 7, 2014

Love and miss you Pop Pop. Keep watching Over us.


October 31, 2014

Ten years have passed and you are still in my thoughts. I love and miss you.
Rest in peace, my hero.


October 2, 2014

I still miss you. Everyday I think of you, and wonder what life would be like if you were here. I know that you are watching, ever vigilant. Darryl and Erica are doing well, our three Grandgirls are just beautiful . Your Chloe is a wonderful girl. She is very special to me, as she was to you. Taylor is the image of her father, and Anna is has a mind of her own. All happy children.
I know that you, Mom, Granny, Morgan, and your Mom are in eternal peace.
I will always love you.

Linda Haywood
Loving wife

September 10, 2014

Hey Pop Pop,
We are throwing a party for Anna. None of her family up here in the South have met her. We miss you.

Oldest Grandaughter

August 17, 2014

Pop Pop ,
Mommy is 32 now. She has 2 degrees and has her mind set on opening her own practice. Uncle Darryl is 27 ( I think ) and a very hard working Air Marshal. He asked me the other day if I remembered you. I said not really because I was two when you passed. I wish I could have been there too share more memories with you.
Love You ,

Oldest Granddaughter

July 21, 2014

Pop Pop ,
I miss you so much . Anna's walking now and Taylor's starting kindergarten. I'm going into the 7th grade. I look at pictures and just wish you were here with us & how life would be so different.
I love you ,

Oldest Granddaughter

July 21, 2014

What's up, its time for another father and son trip. This time we are going to Jacksonville, FL for 4 days. Last year we went to Hilton Head SC and we both are looking forward to our time alone. He is growing up so fast its hard to believe. I got married again on the 19th of April and my wife found us a hotel on the beach, and all he wants is to get in the pool and relax ( like he has a job and stressed out). I am very happy and Shonterria (wife's name) and I do a lot of traveling. We just spent 2 weeks in Italy, and is planning a family trip in NOV. of this year. It will be 10 years this OCT. since you have been gone and hopefully I will get a chance to take Dylan to ur grave site. He was just a baby when the Lord called you home to protect the highways in Heaven. Alright man I just wanted to drop u a few lines to let you know I haven't forgotten about you. Love you sign Paul, Shonterria and son Dylan Stokes.


May 5, 2014

Good morning, Happy New Year


January 2, 2014

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