Officer Clay Quincy Haywood

Officer Clay Quincy Haywood

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, November 22, 1971

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Clay Quincy Haywood

Officer Haywood was killed in a motorcycle accident when a pickup truck turned in front of him, causing a collision. Other officers rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Haywood had been with the agency for four years and was a motorcycle officer for two of those. He was survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1451

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Brother Clay, today is the 46th. anniversary of your passing. I think of you often and remember the good times we had together on motors. You, Gerd Kurtenbach, and I were together moments before your tragic crash. I will never forget the shock and sorrow we felt at your passing and the void that was left on our motor squad by your absence. Know you are missed and loved every day, and will never be forgotten. Yesterday I had the honor of visiting your Memorial Marker, and doing a short video for the PPD on the incident that took you from us. It was my honor to be asked to do the remembrance video, and to honor and remember your sacrifice. Continue to rest in peace my brother.

Detective Leo G. Speliopoulos
Retired Phoenix Police Detective

November 22, 2017

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