Deputy Sheriff Kipton L. Hayward

Deputy Sheriff Kipton L. Hayward

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 1993

Kipton L. Hayward

Deputy Hayward was killed when he was struck by drunk driver while diverting traffic from I-80/I-35 onto I-35 as a result of an earlier accident. Deputy Hayward was standing outside of his patrol car when the driver struck him. The man continued driving for over a mile until he was stopped by an Iowa State Trooper near the original accident scene. The suspect was convicted of vehicular homicide, sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released in only 4 years.

Deputy Hayward was a member of the previously known Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program.

Deputy Hayward had just recently returned to duty after having been struck by another drunk driver that had left him with a broken leg.

Deputy Hayward is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released after four years

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Hayward. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

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