Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Prison Guard Joe Byrd

South Carolina Department of Corrections, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, March 12, 1936

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Reflections for Prison Guard Joe Byrd

Officer Byrd was my great-great uncle (he was an uncle to my grandfather on my fathers side.) We still have your sidearm in the family sir, a pearl handled .32 revolver. We will never forget.


June 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Sir, we have the watch. You are not forgotten.

Correctional Officer J. Broadway

November 19, 2017

Corporal Joe Byrd was my great uncle by marriage. He married my grandmother's sister. I never knew him but I have a photo of him. Thank you for pulling him on the website.

C. Carlyle Steele
see above

January 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 12, 2012

RIP Sir, Thank you for your service and dedication

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 12, 2012

Officer Byrd,
It has taken over 73 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Carolina. It took another 3 months, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



August 25, 2009

Thank you so much for your service. It may have taken awhile for you to be on here, but here you are, and you will now forever be remembered.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

August 23, 2009

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