Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ned P. Byrd

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ned P. Byrd

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Ned Byrd. I am so very sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Byrd to this nation and the people of North Carolina will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 12, 2022

Deputy Byrd,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

September 2, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"Aim High...Fly-Fight Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 1, 2022

I am so sorry that you lost your life. This should be a reminder that we should always let dispatcher know when you arrive at your destination. RIP my Brother and maybe one day we will patrol the streets of Heaven together.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

August 23, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. We got it from here.

Police Officer C Howell
Raleigh Police Department

August 22, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Ned P. Byrd; my deepest sympathy for your loss. God will watch over you all during this terrible time. God's Speed Ned!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 21, 2022

Sheriff Byrd, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 20, 2022

Deputy Byrd,

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service to both your community and the country. Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten.

DEA Special Agent
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

August 19, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

August 19, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

August 19, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Byrd. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 18, 2022

Prayer & Condolences
Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Ned P. Byrd

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

August 18, 2022

We now know an arrest was made in connection with the murder of Deputy Ned Byrd. I'm truly thankful to the Law Enforcement community that worked tirelessly to apprehend the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the murder of Deputy Byrd.

May Ned's brothers and sisters at the Wake County Sheriff's Office, especially Sheriff Baker who was truly emotional over the death of Ned, find peace and comfort knowing the individual(s) will have to face our Justice System.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 18, 2022

Field Personnel Accountability Drill

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 18, 2022

You didn't deserve this. I am so sorry. I never met you but my husband worked with you, and what's even crazier to me is that some of my other friends know you from JuJitsu or other settings. Some of our officers in Apex knew you, some quite well. You seem like a fun, caring man. Hearts are broken. And we are angry at the state of things in our county, state, country. Your life mattered. This was wrong in so many ways. I pray we are able to rally for justice and a better quality of life for our deputies here in Wake.

Brandi Swope (veteran, mom)
Wake SO/Apex PD spouse

August 18, 2022

RIP. God will not overlook your public service and your sacrifice. God Bless your family and may they have peace knowing you all will be together again someday.

Paula Ashurst

August 18, 2022

Rip Deputy. Your brothers and sisters will not stop until the low life that took your life is located.

Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer
Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer

August 18, 2022

Rest easy Hero. You are never forgotten! May you find peace as we search for justice! Go rest high upon that mountain.

Rita A
IGY6 Civilian Supporter
John 15:13

August 18, 2022

God bless you Deputy Ned Byrd, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

August 17, 2022

Although I never had the privilege of meeting Ned, everyone speaks so highly of his life, career, and his impact on others. You will truly be missed. Rest easy Ned and know your brothers and sisters will carry on and be better because of you.

David McGee, Sergeant Retired
Wake County Sheriff's Office

August 16, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Ned Byrd,in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Deputy Byrd for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 16, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Wake County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 16, 2022

RIP to Officer Byrd and my condolences to the Byrd Family. As a fellow LEO it is painful that you left this earth far too soon. Officer Byrd you may not be here in flesh but your spirit remains forever. RIP.

Detective Raul Rolon

August 16, 2022

Ned, you made a positive impact on a lot of people throughout your time as a detention officer, as a deputy sheriff, and away from work, as a civilian. For some reason, I never knew you were an Air Force veteran until after you were gone. Even though you are no longer here, please know that you will never be forgotten. Thank you for service & your sacrifice as a veteran & as a Deputy Sheriff. We have the watch now. God Speed Deputy Ned Byrd

Sgt AB Smith
Wake County Sheriff’s Office
US Air Force Veteran

Sgt. AB Smith
Wake County Sheriff’s Office

August 16, 2022

Rest in Peace, Deputy Byrd.

Your community was surely a better place with you watching over it.

May your family, friends, and colleagues take solace knowing that you are on Heaven's beat now.

I know your fellow officers who are investigating this senseless crime will not rest until they bring the coward(s) to justice.


Detective G.T. Craig (Ret.)
Louisville Metro Police Department (KY)

August 15, 2022

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