Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Hayden

Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Hayden

Windsor County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 1908

Frank A. Hayden

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hayden died from injuries he received when a man he was attempting to serve foreclosure papers on attacked him with an axe. Deputy Hayden managed to shoot the suspect in the leg as a companion tried to subdue him. The suspect escaped but was later apprehended at his home.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison September 23, 1908.

Deputy Hayden was survived by his wife and four children. He was also the tax collector and town constable of Ludlow.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 25, 1908
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Axe
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Hayden,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Windsor County.


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July 26, 2018

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