|Agency||Greenville Fire Protection District|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||71 and over|
|Date of Birth||9/18/1908|
|Date of Death||2/4/1999|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Cerebrovascular accident/Stroke|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On February 3, 1999, Firefighter Ralph J. Loyd of the Greenville Fire Protection District was fatally injured in the line of duty.
Loyd responded to a grain elevator fire as the driver of a fire department equipment truck, but collapsed shortly after arriving at the fire. Having suffered a stroke, Loyd was hospitalized, and he died the following day, February 4.
A member of local fire departments since 1928, Loyd was survived by two children, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.