Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2009

Steve Loy Hood

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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge F-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

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