Robert Hayes Obituary, Death – Robert Hayes, a veteran officer who had recently been elevated to the rank of Lieutenant and had served in the military for many years, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday after a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful fight against cancer. Hayes has been a member of the La Vergne Police Department’s force for the past 17 years, serving as an officer. After learning in March of 2023 that he was suffering with a form of pancreatic cancer that was incurable, Lt. Hayes’s health began to rapidly worsen shortly after this news was delivered. On April 17, 2023, he passed away as he was surrounded by his family and friends. His funeral was held the following day. Lt. Hayes passed away when he was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife Kimberly, with whom he had been married for 25 years, as well as his adult children Madison, Jeffery, and Edward. Kimberly was his wife at the time.
“This has been an extremely difficult time for Bob’s family, our police department, and everyone who knows and loves Bob,” said Interim Chief Brent Hatcher. “Everyone who knew and loved Bob.” “Everyone who knows and cares about Bob is going through a trying time right now.” “He belongs to our family in some capacity. Everyone he met was profoundly impacted by him, and no one will be the same after his passing; his presence will be sorely missed. Lt. Hayes began his career in law enforcement with the La Vergne Police Department in September of 2005. He currently has the rank of lieutenant. Within the criminal investigations division, in the year 2010, he was elevated to the post of detective after having previously held the position of investigator.
After another three years, in 2014, he made the transition to the patrol division of the force, where he is currently working as a sergeant. During his time as an employee of the police department, he served in a variety of capacities, including that of a taser teacher, a member of the CHANT team, and a public information officer. In February of 2023, Hayes was given a promotion that moved him up the ranks to the position of patrol lieutenant. At this point in time, the arrangements for the funeral have not been completed in their entirety. When new details become available, we will make them public as soon as possible.