Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Steven Romell Floyd, Sr.

Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Reflections for Lieutenant Steven Romell Floyd, Sr.

It’s another year when we take a little time out of our day to reflect and honor the hero that you are. As I’ve stated in previous reflections I left for you, your LE family will never forget. God Speed and God bless your family.

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

February 2, 2022

Lt., it's hard to believe it's been four years already. I still remember that day one of the other Detectives in the Major Crimes Unit coming over to me and telling me that word had been received that some of the inmates at JTVCC had possibly rioted. We were sitting there trying to find out more information when we had confirmed that there was in fact a "riot" and we subsequently started making our way down to the prison. But I don't think any of us had any idea as to what was actually occurring or what the next 24 hours was going to be like for any of us, let alone the next two years of media frenzy and "expert opinions" as to why this occurred.

While we will never positively and definitively know, at the time my fellow detectives and I were making our way to the prison, you were probably already deceased or at least close at the hands of these cowardly inmates, inmates who all hid behind the notion of brutality and mistreatment to carry out their well planned and coordinated attack. It's an eerie feeling to think back about the information we would later find out about the takeover and you specifically being attacked, all occurring while we were driving down with still largely unknown details as to what was transpiring. More than an eerie feeling, it's an absolute nauseating feeling, as I cannot begin to imagine what was going through your mind and thoughts at that time. What I do know, as we all know, is that your actions that day were nothing short of amazing and heroic and absolutely saved the lives of other Officer's and prison personnel.

My role in this was small in the overall scheme of things, but this incident was something that will never, ever leave me! It was gut wrenching to think of what you and the other officers went through and it was a helpless feeling all the way around knowing what you endured and what your family would have to endure. Hero is not a strong enough or properly defining word to describe you and your actions that day, but no word can properly do that. I hope your family is doing as well as to be expected and I hope they always take some sort of comfort knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. God Speed sir and rest in peace always, and may God always bless your family, friends and the men and women of the Delaware Department of Corrections.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven RizzoDelaware State Police (Retired)

February 2, 2021

Lt. Floyd, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

March 2, 2019

Rest Peacefully Lieutenant, Your Heroic and Dedicated Service Will Not Be Forgotten.

Retired Correction Officer George Siegr
County Of Bucks, Pennsylvania

December 12, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

The Battle of the Badges Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament will honor Lt. Floyd for outstanding service & dedication to Law Enforcement in Delaware in October 2018. Lt Floyd your years of dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jerome Hall
Wake County Sheriff Office Detention Services

July 23, 2018

We shared a few moments yesterday Steven in the Infirmary reflecting on you as a professional and friend. Ofc M. Watson, Cpl J. Terray, and Ofc P. Barone. This Memorial Day 2018 you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Paul Barone
State of Delaware Department of Corrections

May 26, 2018

5 miles in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

February 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Sgt. Floyd. This place isn't the same without you. Missing you Bro!! Please Continue to Watch Over Us..
#Never Forget

Officer M. Watson
Delaware Department Of Corrections

June 14, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for the job you did. I know its a tough job. You knew it was a tough job, but you went into that place everyday, knowing who was in there..Lord.please bring comfort to his family.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

May 4, 2017

Rest in peace Lt Floyd. We will take it over from here. You were a good officer and a great union rep. You will be missed and never forgotten. My the lord look over your family and watch over all of our brothers and sisters in blue.

Sergeant Steven Sealund
DE Dept of Corrections JTVCC

April 16, 2017

Miss You Brother!

Officer Paul O. Barone
Delaware Department of Correction

April 6, 2017

RIP brother

George Magrey/ Correctional Officer
St. Of Connecticut

March 23, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Travis D. Bird
Spotsylvania CA's Office

March 10, 2017

I have a friend who was a Detention Sergeant here in Arizona who is know a Police Officer with me on the same Department. He explained to me the things that Detention and Correction Officers go through that the public eye does not see or here about. I never realized exactly how much the Men and Woman of the Detention and Correction Officers Community goes through. Lieutenant Floyd is a prime example to one who serves and sacrifices to the commitment of Public safety. Thank you for your service sir and thank you to all the Men and Woman of the Detention and Corrections Officers that commit to service for Public safety and rehabilitation.

Officer R. Gavin
Sedona Police Department

February 28, 2017

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 21, 2017

You're a hero, you paid the ultimate sacrifice for public safety, you'll never be forgotten, may the Almighty God strengthen your entire family and friends at this difficult time!

Librarian III Grace Ekeke
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

February 21, 2017

RIP Lt. Floyd, prayers for your family, friends & co-workers.

Deputy Mary Duncan
LeFlore County Sheriffs Department

February 21, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray for your strength as you go through this time. Thank you for the sacrifice.

Tammy Henson

February 21, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Delaware Department of Corrections, DE, during this very difficult period. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA OIG-CID

February 21, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Investigator, Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Office of Special Prosecutions

February 21, 2017


Sgt Doug Hettinger
Jasper PD

February 21, 2017



February 21, 2017

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