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Wesley C Loyd

LOYD Wes, age 83, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 20, 1936 to H. Clayton Loyd and Gladys (nee Barr) Loyd. He is survived by his loving wife, Terri (nee Conlon); his children, Daniel (Doreen) Thomas and Kimberly (Dennis) Ford; his grandchildren, Taylor Ford, Erin Ford, Aiden Thomas and Harper Thomas, as well as his sister Lorayne (late Ken) Boswell and nephew Scott McInnis. Wes began his career on April 2, 1962 for the City of Cincinnati Police Department. He retired as a Sergeant on July 6, 1991. Family will receive friends Monday, July 13, 2020, at 10:00 AM for a Celebration of Life followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Withamsville, OH 45245. Memorials preferred to: The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum - https://police-museum.org/donations/ or Hospice of Cincinnati - https://hospiceofcincinnati.org/donate/

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My name is Eric Loyd. Wes was my adopted father. I only found out today that Wes had passed away. He and my adopted mother adopted me just shy of my second birthday, and divorced when I was six but he continued to be a father to me until I went off to college. Our lives took us in different directions (and geographies) and I remember seeing him and Terri for what would be our last face-to-face meeting when I finally got to buy my dad a beer shortly after I decided to permanently move 500 miles away to the town where I went to college. Wes was always my coach, mentor, and confidant, and prior to him meeting Terri, we would have fun cruising in his Corvette finding chicks that were too old for me and too young for him but fun to look at nevertheless. We called them "tweeners." He taught me to drive in that car, and I can still field strip a pistol or a rifle (or a grenade launcher) with my eyes closed because of all the summers we spent shooting together, some at his sister's farm in Lamoni. I also remember his mother and my cousins in Rhode Island, and the time I thought I broke my cousin's arm while we were playing cops and robbers and he feel after I'd "shot him" with a pop gun. I sometimes wish our lives had stayed more entwined, but I think he was happier with the fresh start that Terri provided him, and I know he was happier later in life than he was earlier in life. I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him, but I know he was surrounded by loved ones who made sure he was comfortable. Here's to all the "tweeners," dad, and for all of life's wisdoms that you shared with me through the years. -Eric

Eric Loyd Dec 21 2020 12:55 PM

I remember Wes as such a kind man who was good to his wife and family!! Peace and blessings Terri and family! !!

Walt and Beth Ford Jul 7 2020 4:30 PM

Wes Loyd was one the Nicest men I ever met! He was a proud man. Wes loved Terri and also adored her. Everyone in his family respected and loved him. RIP Wes, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you Rose Jones

Rose Jones Jul 7 2020 12:21 PM

Wes was the nicest man I ever knew. My husband John and I would go skiing with he and Teri every year and always would have so much fun. He was one of the good ones. God Bless you Wes. Jean Ogg

Jean Ogg Jul 6 2020 6:44 PM

Terri I'm so very sorry! One of my favorite guys! Love and hugs, Jean Marie

Jean Tolbert Jul 6 2020 6:31 PM

Teri, my prayers are with you and your family! I remember the day you and Wes were married. You had a beautiful, loving marriage. Praying the the Good Lord will hold you close through this heartache. God bless, Jane Pirman:broken_heart:

Jane Spencer Pirman Jul 6 2020 12:12 PM

On March 8, 1962, the Cincinnati Civil Service Commission announced that Wes topped the list of 189 applicants for the position of Police Recruit. He was appointed on April 2, 1962. On July 9, 1962 he was promoted to Patrolman and assigned to District 7 (813 Beecher Street). On September 24, 1967, he was promoted to Police Specialist. He transferred to the Tactical Unit April 14, 1968 and a week later he was assigned to the Crime Bureau (City Hall). Almost two years after that, Specialist Loyd transferred to the Intelligence Section (222 E. Central Parkway). He was promoted to Sergeant on September 22, 1974 and two months later transferred to Internal Investigation Section (310 Lincoln Park Drive). On August 24, 1975, Sergeant Loyd returned to the Intelligence Section. Over the next sixteen years, he also served in District 1, Central Vice Control Section, and Operational Support Section (Special Weapons and Tactics Team). Sergeant Loyd retired on July 6, 1991 with 30 years of service to our country and community and 35 letters of appreciation and/or commendation, including six from Cincinnati Police Chiefs.

LT Stephen Kramer RET Jul 3 2020 5:22 AM