Cadet William Edward Bayless, III

Cadet William Edward Bayless, III

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1988

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William Edward 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 was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 6 months. His academy class 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
  • Military Veteran

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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