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Deportation Officer William Hayes

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022

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Reflections for Deportation Officer William Hayes

May you be proud of the work you have done, the person that you were, and the difference you made in this world. You will be missed by many!

You are a hero in our hearts!

‘Well done, good and faithful servant!' Matthew 25:21

Piper Divine
Civilian Security Guard Corporal
Joplin, MO

May 14, 2022

Deportation Officer (DO) William Hayes has given all and more, and has paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for this country. DO Hayes will not be forgotten as an unsung hero in the most difficult times we are in. Silence is the loudest cry when held back, may the Lord keep you safe always. Rest in peace.

Vicente Carlos, Section Chief
DHS ICE ERO

May 2, 2022

Officer Hayes,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

March 20, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother.

Sgt. Kevin J. Nielsen (Ret.)

March 9, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 22, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 3, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

February 3, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Deportation Officer William Hayes.
~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

February 1, 2022

Rest well good and faithful servant. Thank you for your service and may your family feel the warmth of God’s arms surround them as they grieve your loss.

Connie Weber

January 31, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deportation Officer William Hayes. Please know we are eternally grateful for William’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deportation Officer Hayes, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the United States Department of Homeland Security-Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations in Washington, DC for William’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deportation Officer William Hayes’ family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

January 25, 2022

Great man an greater honor to know him. Blessed beyond words to have him as my father. Relentless service to his country in outstanding.

Macy Hayes
Daughter

January 24, 2022

Deportation Officer William Hayes, thank you for your service to America! May God watch over you, your family and all Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers during this most difficult of times. God's Speed Sir!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 23, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deportation Officer William Hayes and the extended law enforcement family of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Government.



End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022.



Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 23, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 23, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deportation Officer William Hayes. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Hayes will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

January 22, 2022

R.I.P Officer Billy Hayes

Brian Molyneaux
citizen Toronto Canada

January 22, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 22, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deportation Officer William Hayes. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Government.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 22, 2022

Most merciful God, You hold each of us dear to Your heart. Hold all those law enforcement officers and their families, who are afflicted or affected by the COVID-19 Virus, in Your loving arms and tenderly draw them into Your life, together with all others who are living with the COVID-19 Virus. Assure them that they are not alone, and give them courage and faith for all that is to come. Strengthen those who care for them and treat them, and guide those who do research. Forgive those who have judged harshly, and enlighten those who live in prejudice or fear. Nourish those who have lost sight of You, and heal the spirits of those who are broken. We pray this in the mighty and holy name of Jesus Christ, who suffered and died, and then rose from the dead to lead us into new life, now and forever. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

January 22, 2022

RIP Deportation Officer Hayes. Thank you for your service to the United States

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

January 22, 2022

Officer Hayes, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 22, 2022

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

January 22, 2022

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

January 22, 2022

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

January 22, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Hayes. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

January 22, 2022

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