Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Daniel Hayes

Hibbing Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1921

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Reflections for Chief of Police Daniel Hayes

Thanks for serving the citizens of Hibbing with honor and dignity. It sounds like you were outgunned that day. Your fellow officers in this great country honor you and your men who fell that day--all while attempting to arrest the worst of criminal offenders. Thanks for serving and honoring us all.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nv.) & NVDPS

September 8, 2021

Chief Hayes,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Officers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hibbing. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2021

No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

Daniel Hayes was my grandmother’s brother. This is a story that has always touched my heart. Daniel went to talk to the man because he knew him, knew he was dangerous and thought he could talk to him without creating an incident. His life was taken from him.
For those of you who remember Dragnet...the man was named Jack Webb.

Chief of Police, Hibbing, Minnesota
Great Uncle

April 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Gone but not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 8, 2017

Chief Dan Hayes was my paternal grandfather and I am grateful that he has been recognized and honored here. My father Daniel.L Hayes never availed to my brothers and I of the circumstancess surrounding this incredible story. Despite my father's age at the time, between 1-2 yo, he moved out west after WW2 and we grew up rarely seeing my grandmother. I believe my dad was truly affected by my grandfather's absence. My grandmother never remarried. I have since gone back to Hibbing and saw the plaque in the police station honoring the 3 officers killed. I have copies of the of newspapers from the liibrary of those times in 1923. I found out he was truly a good man, honorable and dedicated to those he served. I did get to know my aunt who was abt5 y/o at the time of her fathers death. She was a wonderful person. Having this information available has truly opened up the rich heritage that my brothers and I deserved! Thank you!

Susan Hayes Gervasi

May 17, 2016

Chief Dan Hayes was my grandmother's brother. My father recounted the details surrounding his uncle's death and the deaths of his fellow officers all of his life even though it happened when he was a boy. These were dedicated men, trying to do the right thing. Hibbing was a tough place in those days and and it was left better because of them. It is right and just that they are still remembered.

Mary Kearney

December 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 8, 2009

Chief of Police Hayes,

Thank you Sir for your service and sacrifice... Rest in Peace Sir...

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 18, 2008

You are not forgotten my friend nor will you ever be, and may you rest in peace for eternity while watching over your law enforcement brethren from above.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 8, 2007

Chief Hayes, you are not forgotten

September 8, 2005

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