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Wilbur Hayes
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1944
Leitchfield
Grayson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 2, 1971
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Detective Hayes served with the Louisville Division of Police from 1966 until his death.

On May 2, 1971, at about 10 o'clock in the evening Detective Hayes and his partner, John Schaefer, confronted three suspicious men in an alley in the Smoketown neighborhood of East Louisville. While attempting to arrest the men one of them produced a gun and shot both detectives in the head and back killing them. Later Detective Hayes was found in the back seat of his unmarked police car. Detective Schaefer was discovered a block away.

Two of the three assailants were later arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for murder. However, the sentences were commuted to life sentences by the United States Supreme Court.

Detective Hayes was survived by a wife and two daughters.

 
 
Burial:
Leitchfield Memorial Gardens
Leitchfield
Grayson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Gary Powell
Record added: Jun 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53719739
Wilbur Hayes
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Wilbur Hayes
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- Crow
 Added: Oct. 18, 2011
Rest in Peace.
- Gary Powell
 Added: Jun. 15, 2010
 
 
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