Sheriff Franklin Aubrey Loyd

Sheriff Franklin Aubrey Loyd

Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 21, 1937

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Franklin Aubrey Loyd

Sheriff Loyd was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man at the train station. When Sheriff Loyd and a deputy arrived they encountered the man holding a gun next to a crowd of people. Sheriff Loyd ordered the man to drop his gun but was shot. The deputy returned fire at the suspect before arresting him. The suspect was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and executed on March 15, 1938.

Sheriff Loyd had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and eight children. His wife was appointed to complete his term in office.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1938

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 21, 2012

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