Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Boyd L. Hall

Teton County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Wednesday, November 1, 1972

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Reflections for Sheriff Boyd L. Hall

Rest in peace Sheriff Hall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 19, 2019

It never does stop hurting. Remembering my wonderful dad and mother (Wanda Baucum Hall, wife of 25 years) and how much fun they had together and with us kids.... But the sense of lost time and memories that should have happened isn't as real as the love dad gave us and his steady presence in our lives.

Elree Harris

August 16, 2018

2017 was the centenary of my dad's birth. Amazing to think about how alive he still is in so many hearts. We who still remember his big heart, gentle chuckle and deeply held values know that he has become a part of us.

Elree Harris
Daughter of Boyd and Wanda Hall

February 25, 2018

MEMORIAL DAY 2016 approaching. As every year it awakens anew memories of that first day of November 1972 and the shocking events which took the life of one of the finest, Boyd L. Hall, my husband.
Much has been said in his honor. All I can add is: GONE, BUT NEVER
Elfriede Hall and Family.

Elfriede (Mrs. Boyd L.) Hall

May 23, 2016

On November 2,2015 your brother Gene joined you in heaven. This makes your heavenly family complete: Mother, Father, and all your siblings. I was just 17 when you left this left earth. I still remember the tears of my Mother, your sister Joelle, on that day. God Bless you ! The sacrifice you made that fateful day is great!

Marva Jo Ecklund Gordon

November 5, 2015

Thinking of you this holiday season. Your influence and inspiration spans the generations. I know you watch from above - yet you are so terribly missed here.

Michelle Farr

December 31, 2014

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 1, 2014



November 1, 2014

So many memories--fishing trips, camping and teaching us the stars and constellations, funny stories, that kind chuckle, deep loyalty to family and friends, love and pride in your grandchildren that you only got to know as babies. Unflinching honesty, solid values, an amazing work ethic, and great sense of fun. The older I get the more I realize how young you were when you left us. The pain never gets better, but your deep love for your brothers,kids and our mother lives on in those who knew you best.

Elree Harris, Professor Emerita

August 18, 2014

It takes a strong soul to negotiate with suicidal people, you have to connect on a personal level with someone with no desire to live, and you must make them see that their life is worth living, and there is the possibility of failing. Sheriff Hall seemed to be a calm and collected man, capable of doing this difficult task, and for some reason, the man he was trying to help turned on him. The deaths that are hardest to explain, are the hardest to move on from. He will not be forgotten.

Joseph Ferrell
Criminal Justice Student

May 6, 2014

----and the memories linger on.
Forty-two years - You are never forgotten.
Always loving you.
Your wife Elfriede

Mrs. Elfriede Hall

May 3, 2014

Beloved Boyd, it is that time of the year again, and we remember. We honor you with waving Stars and /stripes - Memorial Services - Wreath will be placed - Beautiful words will be spoken and tears will flow in memory of those who have left us, who have given their all in duty and service to country and humanity.
My heart is still heavy - forty-two years have passed since you joined your brothers in eternal life. You will never be forgotten.

Mrs. Elfriede Hall

May 3, 2014

Another anniversary, November 01, and 41 years have passed since your final journey.
I cherish the memories of our happy years together in beautiful Wyoming. My heart will always be there.
My love is yours.

Elfriede Hall (Mrs. Boyd L.)

November 2, 2013

Boyd, October 24 we shall celebrate your 95th birthday and remember the day in 1972, one week before you left us, while celebrating your birthday. It was a happy group.
Little did we know that you would leave us one week later, November 01, 1972.
You will be remembered and honored on those dates in several difference way and places.
You legacy is never-ending.

Elfriede Hall (Mrs. Boyd L.)

October 16, 2013

As every year you were remembered in a special way in Douglas, Wyo. at the Police Academy. Unfortunately I am unable to accept the invitations to the ceremonies, but my thoughts are always there, remembering our happy years and being proud having shared a part of your life.
Rest in peace.
Always your wife,
Elfriede Hall


May 16, 2013

On this Father's Day, and every day, I still miss you, daddy.

Elree Harris, PhD

June 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To his wife: I hold you in my heart's embrace today and thank you for sharing your love story on this site. Death ends a life, not a relationship and you exemplfy that withy our enduring love for your husband.

Rest In Peace, Sheiff Hall.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

November 1, 2011

May 2011 - the month when we reflect on our devoted law enforcement officers - those who have fallen - those who are being honored for outstanding services.
There will be Memorial services in every county - wreath will be laid - flags will fly and gun salutes will be reverberating in the air and then revellie.
Tears will flow - there will be hugs to comfort those in need.

We, who have lost a loved one, will remember and hope that they have not fallen in vain.

Boyd, there are a couple of adorable boys, Ryan and Gavin in Virginia.. They are Michelle's children and Gavin wants to become a Sheriff "just like Opa Boyd". He holds your badge in his treasure chest and views it frequently.

REst in Peace. My love is still yours.
Elfriede Hall
(Widow of Boyd L. Hall.)

Mrs. Elfriede Hall (Mrs. Boyd L.)
CPAAA - Gregg County, Tx.

May 8, 2011

I too remember this day as my father Norman "Smokey" Bear stood by Boyd's side. The years after with all the fear that a young child could imagine wondering if her father too would not come home because of a senseless act. I remember visiting the sheriff's office and speaking with Boyd. The respect that he gave a young child that was so proud of her Daddy.

Dad passed away in May of 1981 so I am sure that the 2 are patrolling together and watching over their families and loved ones.


Ann Bear

December 3, 2010

Today I was invited to an interested group to hear the story of my life with you, short tho it was. But the memory sharp as ever and I relived it all, from the the time we met until the time you left me on another journey.
Many of my family and friends have joined you since that time in 1972. I am still here, upholding your memory.
In the hallways of our local Sheriff's department there is displayed the flag of Law Enforcement, which I brought from Washington to forever honor you, BOYD L. HALL, my unforgettable husband.
Elfriede Hall, a widow still, dwelling in the belief that you are in a better world.
And the love lingers on.

Elfriede Hall
Widow of Boyd L. Hall

March 1, 2009

We had a great chat about Boyd this weekend. We know he heard us comment about his friendship, love, honor and integrity.

Sheriff Boyd Hall was loved by all of his family to be certain, and watches over all to this day.

He is the true model of service to his fellow man, a tribute he would humbly deny to be sure.

Sheriff Hall is greatly missed and loved. May God bless all those he called family, friends, and partners in his too-short life.

Grandchild by marriage

July 22, 2008

He also had two grandchildren, Matthew and Liza Kellogg. Sheriff Hall would have loved to see them both evolve into exceptional adults, as he was thrilled to have them in his life when they were both infants. Rest in peace, Sheriff. Your blood relatives honor your memory.


June 29, 2008

Though I never knew you, your memory and the sacrifice you made are on my mind every day I go to work and walk through the door of the Sheriff's Office. God bless you and your family.

Sergeant Tom Combs
Teton County Sheriff's Office, Jackson WY

March 18, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

I came across your name among the many heroes on these pages and I wanted to leave a reflection. Soon it will be 35 years since your EOW but you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly. They say with time the hurt gets easier, but is there really enough time in our short lives to ever have the broken heart pain eased. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and stand at their sides and protect them. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2007

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