Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2009

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Reflections for Master Sergeant Steve Loy Hood

M/Sgt. Hood,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Mississippi. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 11, 2009

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you, your family and all the Troopers of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. May you Rest in Peace Sir...

New York State Police

June 10, 2009

May God Bless Master Sergeant Hood, his family, and fellow troopers. Thank you for your service Sir, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 9, 2009

God bless Master Sergeant Hood's family and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. I am sorry for your loss

Trooper Davis
Texas Highway Patrol

June 8, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

June 7, 2009

"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

June 6, 2009

To the family of Msgt Hood I wanna offer my prayers and deepest sympthaies on your loss. As someone that admires and looks up to the Ms Highway Patrol. I really hate to anyone of them taken away so soon. I will continue to pray for you and the MHP family.

Spc. Wilson
Ms National Guard

June 6, 2009

Sgt Hood,
rest in peace my brother. You died a true American hero, and you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

June 5, 2009

Thank you for your loyal service to our profession. You will be sadly missed by everyone, rest now brother we,ll take it from here.


June 5, 2009

Rest in peace sir! Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

New Jersey State Police

June 5, 2009

My heartfelt sympathy to Master Sergeant Steve L. Hood family and friends and to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

June 4, 2009

You lived, served and departed with honor. God bless your soul brother.

Cpl. Jimmy Ramadan
U.S. Department of Defense Police

June 4, 2009

Rest in peace. Sgt. Hood. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice - it will never be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

June 4, 2009

Thank you for your many years of service. My heart goes out to all who knew you.

Stephanie Wood, citizen of Phila.
Sister to an officer in Fountain Hill, Penna.

June 3, 2009

Rest in peace Sergeant Hood, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


June 3, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Steve, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assist. Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Okla PD

June 3, 2009

Thank you for your years of service and dedication to your community. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Denise Short
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

June 3, 2009

Master Sergeant Steve L. Hood,

Thank you SIR for your strong dedication to protect and serve the citizens of the State of Mississippi and this great nation. It saddens me to hear of your death so close to the end of your career, when retirement was well within your reach. I raise my hand to salute you. JOB well done brother!

To the Mississippi Highway Patrolman continue to be vigilant in the pursuit of traffic violators to keep the Highways safe, and thru it all be safe at all times and always wear your vest!

To the Hood family please remember that the Law Enforcement family is here for you always. Hold on tight to the many memories Steve gave you and it will help comfort you in this most difficult time........

Cpl. D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. Police Department

June 3, 2009

Rest in Peace Sgt. May god be with you, your loved ones, and the MHP. Until we meet in Heavens Roll call, GODSPEED!

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Department N.H.

June 3, 2009

Steve Hood was a joy to work with. He always came into the station with a smile on his face and he had a laugh that could be heard all over. If he wasn't whistling he was singing one of his favorite gospel songs. He was a man who loved his family and spoke of them often. His children and his wife were his heart! He took his job seriously, He was one who "Talked the talk AND WALKED the walk".

You will be missed Steve, but I know one day we will meet again. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and with Troop F. Let the void he leaves be filled with the memory of his laughter!

God Speed Steve!!!

Missy Campbell, Dispatcher
Benton County Sheriff's Department

June 2, 2009

Rest In Peace, Sergeant Hood.

Lt T Carr

June 2, 2009

Msgt. Hood, thank you for the sacirfices you and your family have made. You will never be forgotten.

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

Communications Officer Eric Allen
Madison Police Dept

June 2, 2009

You will be sorely missed. We Love you and wish well for your family.

State Trooper
MHP Cadet Class #57

June 2, 2009

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Master Sergeant Hood. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your Family.
You will never be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Master Sergeant Hood, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Master Sergeant Hood. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in Peace. God bless you and your family.

VIPS Jeff Claybern 750
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

June 2, 2009

I would like Steve's family to know that thousands of fellow officers and friends from around this world share in your grief at this most difficult time.
"When One Falls, We All Fall"

Inv. Rick Stubblefield
MS Real Estate Commission

June 2, 2009

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