Sheriff's Office says good-bye to Hayden
Last updated 5/26/2022 at 11:47am
DAVENPORT – The recent death of Deputy Raymond "Riami" Hayden of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office came as a real blow to his family, colleagues and community.
Although his time with the Sheriff's Office was brief, he made a lasting impression on those around him.
He became a Lincoln County deputy in September of 2020.
In early 2021, he began experiencing symptoms that ultimately were diagnosed as resulting from a brain tumor. Multiple surgeries and various treatment attempts were unsuccessful.
Throughout his treatment, his gift of telling entertaining stories and his sense of humor never left him.
Hayden was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and served in both the British Army and Royal Navy from 1992-1999.
While traveling in the U.S. following his military service, he met his future wife, Stephanie.
That prompted him to immigrate to the U.S., and his life in America then led him to a career in law enforcement
Hayden died in April of this year at the age of 51.
He leaves behind his wife Stephanie, two children Tristan and Gabi and his sister Michele.