Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Conservation Officer Loyd C. Hays

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, May 1, 1964

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Reflections for Conservation Officer Loyd C. Hays

Missing you today as always Daddy. You will be My Hero forever! Rejoicing for day I will be in your arms. Love forever

Patsy Hays Ward

May 1, 2019

Happy Birthday in heaven Daddy.

Patsy Ward

September 1, 2015

Missing my Daddy today. So sad he never got to meet his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would be so proud of them.

Judy Hays Curtis

May 3, 2015

A truly brave hero. Very sad that a violent murdering rapist only served 15 years after what he did to this great officer and lady.

Chief Greg Turley
Pell City Police

December 22, 2014

Officer Loyd Hays was a friend and fellow Officer of my father, Captain Jesse Adams, District #2, when Officer Hays was murdered. In honor and remembrance of Officer Loyd Hays and family.

Rob Adams
Son of Captain Jesse Adams, District #2 Supervisor.

September 15, 2014

True hero...May God watch over and bless your family. RIP

Maj. Larry Carter
Norfolk Sheriff's Offce & retired NPD

May 1, 2014

We are all so honored to be your children and grand children. 50 years ago today my life changed forever. I still carry the pain that my 10 year little girl heart felt that day. Loved forever until I can run to your arms again.

Patsy Hays Ward

May 1, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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

May 6, 2013

How did his killer get parole? What a travesty.

Sgt. Alan Shaddix
Pell City Police Department

May 2, 2013

Always in my heart, Daddy.

Patsy Hays Ward

May 1, 2013

Today 49 years ago I lost my Daddy and best friend. He was truly a brave and honorable man giving his life protecting citizens. Love you and miss you still.

Judy Hays Curtis

May 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 31, 2012

This is my uncle Harold Hays brother,so sad.I feel for his family.

Nancy Johnson

May 1, 2012

Still hurts after all these years. Miss you so much Daddy.

Judy Curtis

May 1, 2012

Still miss you Daddy.

Patsy Ward

May 1, 2012

Thinking of you today Daddy. I still miss you so much but I am fine and am happy that you and Mother are together.

Patsy Ward

April 20, 2012

Thank you for all your nice comments. He left 5 wonderful children, whom I have the privilege of knowing them all very well. He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren. It is unfortunate that his murderer is out on parole. May he and all the fallen officers rest in peace. Godspeed to them and their families they left behind.

Pam Boysen
Close Friend of the Family

May 31, 2011

Still miss you Daddy on this Christmas day.


December 25, 2010

Area residents still speak of your kindness and bravery. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Chris Dillard
U.S. Tennesse Valley Authority Police

May 1, 2009



May 1, 2008

On the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Officer Loyd Hays.

It's a shame that our state had such weak laws and leaders to allow this officer's killer to get out of prison and walk the streets after serving only 15yrs for such a brutal and heinous murder. We're thankful society puts more value on the life of an officer today than back then, but that doesn't excuse such leniency. Our "system" made his family victims a second time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his surving family members.

He will never be forgotten.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2007

Thank you for saving my mothers life.


March 28, 2007

Despite the injustice that occured with the parolling of the man who took you life in such a heinous way,your sacrifice so others may live safe will not be forgotten. Rest easy brother...

October 22, 2006

Rest in Peace, Officer Hays. You are not forgotten

Officer 11169

September 4, 2006

Officer Hays,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alabama. It's a real miscarriage of justice that your murderer escaped the death penalty and then only served fifteen years of what was supposed to be a life sentence.



May 1, 2006

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