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Constable James Alexander Byrd

Kingston Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, August 29, 1927

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Reflections for Constable James Alexander Byrd

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

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

August 29, 2020

Constable Byrd was/is my grandfather. He was married to Rena Hoggard they had a son Pete. She died and Mr. Byrd married Grace Greer. They had 2 sons, John and Ray. John is my father. Both John and Ray are deceased. Ray has said they only memory he has of his father is going to the funeral. Daddy never talked about him. The 2 younger boys had to be put in some sort of home during the depression, because their mother was not able to care for them. Daddy ran away numerous times. Losing their father at such an early age and not understanding why their mother couldn't care for them, bothered them up until a few years before they died. The death of loved ones has far reaching consequences.

Anne Legg

July 27, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 19, 2013

My uncle and father could barely remember their father. My uncle who was only 3 at the time of his father's death told that the only thing he remembered of his father was going to the funeral. Both boys were later put into institutional homes for several years. Not having a father greatly affected these two boys, and their children and grandchildren. A few years ago, my sister and I, 2 of his grandchildren, had the priviledge of attending a memorial service in Oklahoma City where James Alexander was one of the honored fallend officers. It was such an honor and a wonderful experience for our uncle. It seemed he finally had some sort of validation of his father, and closure. He was about 75 years old at the time. Thanks to all who serve and to the families who share their loved ones.

Anne (Byrd) Legg

June 27, 2011

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 17, 2006

Rest in peace Brother. May God bless you and your family.


January 23, 2006



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