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Knightdale PD 3-month veteran killed by suspected drunk driver

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce yet another death of a North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer. Not a day goes by when these brave men and women have to wonder whether or not they'll be returning home to their families at the end of their shift. Please keep fallen Officer Ryan Hayworth's family, his training Officer Hagler who is currently in serious condition, and Knightdale PD in your thoughts and prayers. In the early hours of October 17th, Knightdale Police Officers responded to a vehicle crash on I-540. During the course of their investigation Officers Ryan Hayworth (23 years old) and Training Officer Cody Hagler were in their Departmental SUV when a possibly intoxicated driver struck them going in excess of 90 mph. Hayworth was announced to be deceased from the collision by Knightdale PD this morning. We have already been in contact with both the family of officer Hayworth as well as the Knightdale PD and have setup a 'Go Fund Me' page to benefit the family.

Please consider donating to Officer Hayworth's surviving family and sharing the GoFundMe page.

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