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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

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