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Davenport Dedicates Memorial to Hayman

Collin Schopp (memorial stone) & file
The late Davenport Fire Marshal & Assistant Chief Michael Hayman

Friends, family, and coworkers gathered today to remember Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman. A year ago, he died suddenly after serving the department for 33 years. Now, the city is dedicating a memorial stone in his honor.

Credit Collin Schopp / WVIK News

At a service this morning, Davenport Fire Chief Mike Carlsten said Hayman worked hard to promote fire safety where ever he went.

Among others who spoke at the dedication were Hayman's son, Trevin. He recieved a plaque from the Davenport Fire Department to honor his father.

As well as being a firefighter, Hayman was also an arson investigator and a sworn police officer. Scott County Attorney Michael Walton worked with him regularly and said Hayman was passionate about his job and worked each case from the very beginning to the very end.

The memorial stone will be displayed at Davenport's Central Fire Station downtown.

I'm currently a Senior at Augustana College, working on majors in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as a writer for the Arts and Entertainment section.
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