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Joe “Captain” Hyde February 16, 1947 - June 10, 2020

Joe, “Captain” Hyde, 73 of Southaven, passed away in his home on June 10, 2020.

He was a 1965 graduate of Independence High School.  “Captain” Joe retired in 2013 after 41 years of service. He served 31 years with the Southaven Police Department and 10 years with the Senatobia Police Department. He was one of Southaven’s first Detectives and was also a member of the first SWAT Team in Southaven.  Joe was one of only two officers to receive the department’s highest commendation – The Medal of Honor – “Captain” Joe received this for Valor, Combat and Life Saving Skills.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; Stepchildren, Kim Mitchell (Ricky), John Parker (Christy) and Christy McGregor (Kevin); Brother, Ronnie Hyde and Sister Joyce Metz; and his only Niece, Dawn Stanley, whom he was very close to; 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

“Captain” Joe also leaves behind many friends and co-workers.  He leaves behind one very special friend, Javier Iniguez.

Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven with full Police Honors.


  1. REPLY

    Spanky, We were best friends for 16 years..we’ve laughed together and we’ve cried together and know more about each other than anyone does. I miss your humor, your vulnerability and your take charge, no nonsense attitude. I love and miss you more than words can say. Max and Bubba are waiting on you. Let me know if Bubba has his potty mouth in heaven.

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    Rebecca Lucier Cowan says

    From that country boy growing up in Thyatira to the handsome young man in uniform to the respected leader in your profession, you have always made us proud. You were always steadfast in your truth. We will miss your gentle spirit and loving ways.
    Your Hyde cousins–Dianne, Gwen, Sue, David, Merrie, Ernie, Bob, and Rebecca

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