Goodland Police Chief Frankie Hayes, Jr.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2023
Kent Brown, City Manager
GOODLAND POLICE CHIEF
Dear residents of the City of Goodland and the surrounding community,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of one of our own, Chief Frank Hayes, Jr. passed away from medical complications this morning, after dedicating his life to serving and protecting our city. He was 53 years old.
Chief Hayes, known by the community as “Frankie”, served our community with unwavering loyalty and devotion. He was not only a dedicated law enforcement officer but also a trusted friend and mentor to many in the community. His tireless effort to ensure that our city was a safe place to live, work and raise families, is a testament to his true character and integrity.
Chief Hayes served as an officer with the Goodland Police Department from August 2003 to July 2007 and then returned to the Goodland Police Department in February 2017. Frankie Hayes was appointed as Police Chief on September 7, 2020 and was still serving the City of Goodland in that capacity.
We extend our deepest condolences to Chief Hayes family and loved ones during this difficult time. We also offer our condolences to his law enforcement family, who have lost one of their own. We thank Chief Hayes for his commitment and dedication to making our community a safer place, and we will remember how he always put the needs of others first in his service.