Cadet W. E. Bayless, III

Cadet W. E. Bayless, III

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1988

W. E. Bayless, III

Cadet Bayless suffered a fatal heart attack during required boxing training at Basic Patrol School in Raleigh. He was transported to Wake Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cadet Bayless had served with the agency for 6 months and was scheduled to graduate the following week. He was survived by his son and parents. His father was a retired member of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Terrible tragedy Cadet Bayless. Rest in peace. A man of honor and morals.

Rabbi Lewis S.Davis

August 6, 2018

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