Patrolman Daniel Lee Hay

Patrolman Daniel Lee Hay

Maysville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, October 16, 1979

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Daniel Lee Hay

Patrolman Daniel Hay was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a grocery store. The suspect fled the store through an air duct.

His killer was captured, convicted and sentenced to 40 years. The suspect served 22 years of the 40 year sentence before being paroled in 2002.

Patrolman Hay had served with the Maysville Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 184

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Paroled after 22 years

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Rest in peace my brother. Danny and I went through police basic training together, graduating just three months before his death. We had become good friends and I expected this friendship to continue as we only lived about an hour apart, but it was not to be. My oldest son, named in his memory was injured in Iraq, my youngest son is continuing to carry the banner to protect our community.

Captain John L Keene (retired)
Kenton County Police

June 27, 2020

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