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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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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