Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Joseph L. Hood

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 19, 1840

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Reflections for Sheriff Joseph L. Hood

Sheriff, you proved yourself more than worthy of the title HERO.

Though 176 years have passed, you have not been forgotten, Brother. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 19, 2016

Joseph Livingston Hood was the first Sheriff of Bexar County, Texas. Elected on May 1st, 1837. He was re-elected to a second two year term, but gave his life before that term expired. He was stabbed to death with an arrow wielded by a Comanche Indian. He subsequently died a short time later from the mortal wound. His assailant was killed by others, while the Sheriff was struggling to not be further injured. 38 years of age at the time of his death. He has not been forgotten.

Ret. DEPUTY CHIEF DAN GABEHART
Bexar County Sheriff's Office - Historian

December 13, 2013

Rest in Peace, and know that you are not forgotten...

Kimberly Towey
Surviving daughter

March 19, 2012

You are honored today Sir, RIP

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

March 19, 2012

Sheriff Hood,
On today, the 171st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

March 19, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 19, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 169th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 19, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 29, 2008

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

March 19, 2004

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