Policeman Herbert "Hub" Haynes

Policeman Herbert "Hub" Haynes

Clayton Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 1900

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Herbert "Hub" Haynes

Policeman Hub Haynes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a hobo who was trespassing on a Delaware Railroad freight train shortly after midnight.

Employees of the railroad had notified authorities that several men were riding in a boxcar. Policeman Haynes and several other officers met the train at the Clayton railroad station and surrounded the boxcar the men were in. One of the men began to resist arrest and struggled with Policeman Haynes. The man produced a pistol, shot Policeman Haynes during the struggle, and then escaped.

Policeman Haynes was taken to his home where he died at 5:30 am the following morning.

Policeman Haynes was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 9, 1900
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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It's taken 120 years for your heroic sacrifice to be acknowledged, and as a former fellow Delaware law enforcement officer it is an honor to be the second of what I am sure will be numerous additional reflections to say thank you. Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and you will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 31, 2020

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