Patrolman Irving Francis Hayden

Patrolman Irving Francis Hayden

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1971

Irving Francis Hayden

Patrolman Irving Hayden was killed in a helicopter accident.

He was assigned to the traffic unit involved in providing traffic reports to local radio stations when the police helicopter suffered an airframe failure and crashed.

Patrolman Hayden had served with the Chicago Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 4005/19

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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I remember my father's friend, Irv, and wife Marge, who stood for their wedding. My parents were good friends and only remember good things said about them.

John Tobie
my father's friend

January 2, 2015

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