Captain Loma Laine Dyess

Captain Loma Laine Dyess

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, October 27, 1942

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Loma Laine Dyess

Captain Loma Dyess was accidentally shot and killed near New Albany while handling a department rifle.

A highway patrol lieutenant who was with him immediately went to summon an ambulance. Captain Dyess was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wounds approximately 90 minutes later.

Captain Dyess had served with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 12

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace Captain Dyess.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 27, 2019

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