Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Convicted of murder
Patrolman Wilbur Hayes and Patrolman John Schaefer were shot and killed while checking two men in an alley at approximately 10:00 pm.
As the officers attempted to arrest the men for burglary of a roofing company one of them produced a gun and opened fire, striking both officers from behind.
Both subjects were apprehended three days later and subsequently convicted of two counts of murder October 29th, 1971.
Patrolman Hayes had served with the Louisville Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.
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Patrolman John Schaefer