"I often wonder if the Lord sent me in that direction," UHP trooper Robert Hayward told the AP about arresting Ted Bundy. "If I didn't get him that night and stop him, I don't know how many more he would have got."
Robert Hayward — a Utah Highway Patrol trooper who took a wrong turn and stumbled upon a suspicious Volkswagen Beetle that happened to be carrying one of the most notorious killers in America history, Ted Bundy — died Sunday at his home in West Valley City. He was 90.
Hayward was a state trooper for 33 years and retired as a captain in 1986. His most memorable arrest, and what he called his best police work, came at 3 a.m. on Aug. 16, 1975.