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Chief of Police Daniel J. Hayes | Ansonia Police Department, Connecticut Ansonia Police Department, Connecticut

Chief of Police

Daniel J. Hayes

Ansonia Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Monday, December 27, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/23/1880

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Chief Hayes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. He had been summoned by the suspect's father who had asked Chief Hayes to arrest the man for discharging a pistol in a saloon. When Chief Hayes located the suspect a struggle ensued and Chief Hayes was shot in the stomach. He succumbed to his injuries four days later. The suspect was found guilty and executed in 1882.
Chief Hayes became the first police chief of Ansonia when the police department was created earlier in the same year.

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Chief Hayes,
thank you for your service to the people of Ansonia. I grew up in Ansonia and since then have lived in new York, Wyoming, Nebraska and
The United Kingdom. of all the places I have lived, none have been as safe and as comfortable as Ansonia. In addition to thanking you, I want to say thanks to all who have served on The Ansonia police force for making Ansonia a great place to live. I always feel safe when I visit my old home town. Thank you Ansonia police officers for all that you do!

David F. Woodford, Exeter, N.H.
May 18, 2015

 

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