Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Walter Kenneth Floyd

Clarendon County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 1, 2002

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Reflections for Investigator Walter Kenneth Floyd

Rest in peace Investigator Floyd.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 8, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 1, 2020

Walt was a good friend and father. He is greatly missed

Delta 6 Ashley Tyree
Jeff Davis SO

September 12, 2015

Love and miss you so much. Your smile, laughter, and fun nature could never be replaced. Oh how I wish I could bring you back.


November 12, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 5, 2014

It seems like only yesterday that we were fishing and hunting together...not to mention the fun we got into while on patrol together. I'll always remember your love for the outdoors and the short time we spent together. I think of you often.

Delta 6 Ashley H. Tyree
Clarendon County SO 1993-94

April 12, 2012

Walt, though its been 10 years, it seems like only yesterday that I heard your voice and saw your smiling face. The professionalism you displayed, the down home tone that you took, the lessons that you taught and the fun that you shared with all that you came in contact with will never be forgotten. I think of you often, especially as I open the desk drawer and see the key with your name sitll on it. I feel honored to have know you, learned from you and called you a friend. See you in heaven my friend.

Inv T.O. (Lin) Ham
Clarendon County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2012

It's been 10 years, but I can still hear your laugh like it was yesterday. You will never be forgotten. I miss you, Dad.


March 2, 2012

Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Walt was blessed with years of laughter and good times, even in tough times Walt had a great since of humor. He was a great Officer and a great asset to Law Enforcemnt in SC.
RIP my friend!!!

Major Pete Surette Jr.
Clarendon Co. Sheriff's Office

January 5, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 2, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones, friends and fellow officers during this time of remembrance. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 3, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To Walter's loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 1, 2009

Thank you for your service. Your memory still lives on.

Civilian Rob

March 11, 2008

You are remrembered today and thank you Sir for your long and dedicated service

Van Den Berghe

February 22, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 16, 2007

Thinking of you on this 5th anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 1, 2007

Thank you for your service to your fellowman. May you rest in peace my brother in blue. May the Lord bless you and your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constable

March 1, 2006

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the men and women who serve as Police Officers.

March 1, 2006

It will be 4 years since you were called away from duty. I'm sure there are still many broken hearts that think of you every day. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

February 27, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 26, 2005



December 9, 2003



It is special men like your loved one that make The United States of America truely great.

May the God of all comfort place his tent over you. Please remember to throw all your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain you. PS.55-22

To Investigator Floyd family and friends my heart and prayers goes out to you. May God bless you and May your love one rest in peace.
D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

To the family, friends and co-workers of this fallen hero, please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of your fellow law-enforcement officers here in South Carolina. It has been a tragic year for us as a whole...I know the pain you are going through and I only pray that time will help heal your hearts. We lost two of our heros here in Beaufort on January 8th, 2002 and we are still trying to recover from that loss. God bless our fallen brothers in blue and may they watch over those of us still on the job.
Love and Peace to all,
A friend in Beaufort, SC

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

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