Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Hayden

Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Hayden

Windsor County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 1908

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Frank A. Hayden

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hayden died from injuries he received in Mount Holly 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 on September 23, 1908.

Deputy Hayden was survived by his wife and four children. In addition to his duties as a deputy sheriff, he also served as 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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