Deputy Sheriff Kipton L. Hayward

Deputy Sheriff Kipton L. Hayward

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 1993

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Kipton L. Hayward

Deputy Sheriff Kipton Hayward was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver while diverting traffic from I-80/I-35 onto Route 69 as a result of an earlier accident.

He 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 31-year-old driver was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released after serving only four years.

Deputy Hayward was a member of the previously known Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program. He 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 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

accident scene, directing traffic, drunk driver

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