Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Ralph Ward Haycraft

Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 4, 1942

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Reflections for Sheriff Ralph Ward Haycraft

My grandfather, George Haycraft was Ralph’s brother. My father, Ralph Eugene Haycraft was also named after him. Papaw George passed away when I was 3. Mammaw Haycraft told me a lot of great things about Uncle Ralph!

Norma Haycraft Brown
Great niece

January 8, 2019

My grandfather died before I was born but I have heard many great things about him ! I am thankful he is finally being honored for giving his life in the line of duty! My older brother Ralph is named after him! Clyde Marcus Harrison

Clyde MarcuscHarrison

July 23, 2018

I am Aka "duran". no one ever told me what you did. you were a true peacemaker. rip

two time convicted violent felon, Higdon
haycraft was my mothers name

January 10, 2018

Great-grandfather, I hope to meet you in Heaven. I know you were a great man.

Steve Haycraft

May 18, 2016

Rest easy sheriff.

Corporal Damon Lasley
Hardin County Detention Center

February 6, 2014


Bryan Lee Hanvey
great grandson

June 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

Sheriff Haycraft, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

March 4, 2010

Sheriff Haycraft,
It has taken over 67 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grayson County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 29, 2009

Although your recognition comes very late, you are honored and finally in the company of heroes where you have always belonged.

Chaplain Jim Taylor
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

July 29, 2009

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