Deputy Sheriff Lofton Iry Floyd

Deputy Sheriff Lofton Iry Floyd

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1956

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Lofton Iry Floyd

Deputy Lofton Floyd was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a formal mental patient. Deputy Floyd along with the sheriff and and another deputy were trying to arrest a 26-year-old male for using his father's automobile without permission.

Deputy Floyd was fatally shot by a blast from a shotgun fired from the suspect's home. The suspect was tried for first degree murder, convicted, and was committed to the state institution for the criminally insane.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

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I cut my teeth in Halifax County. Your sheriff and his wife go way back to when I was a rookie pokice officer in 1984-1986 I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Brian Bozard and Mike Gathea taught me how to survie on the s

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

March 11, 2022

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