Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2009

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Steve Loy Hood

Master Sergeant Steve Hood was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing 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.


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

Incident Details

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

vehicle pursuit

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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.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
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The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
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Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

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