Chief of Police Frank Hayes, Jr.

Chief of Police Frank Hayes, Jr.

Goodland Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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Frank Hayes, Jr.

Chief of Police Frankie Hayes passed away from complications of a heart attack after a standoff.

On August 16, 2023, Chief Hayes arrived at the location of a barricaded subject shooting at neighbors, officers, and inside his home. After two hours of negotiations, the subject surrendered. Chief Hayes left the scene and went to the emergency room, where he suffered a double heart attack. Despite surgery, he died two weeks later.

Chief Hayes had served with the Goodland Police Department for nine years and was Chief of Police for almost three years. He is survived by his wife, four children, two brothers, two sisters, and five grandchildren.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 301

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 16, 2023

barricade, shots fired call

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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