CANTON, MI – Funeral Services for Canton Police Officer Edward Jagst, who was shot and killed in the family home by his 18-year-old son Hayden Jagst, have been announced.
Hayden Jagst has been formally charged with Open murder, Two counts of Felony Firearm, Carrying with Unlawful Intent and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Jagst was on probation at the time that he shot and killed his father. He has a previous conviction of possession of burglary tools.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Monday June 21st, 2021, a call was placed to Livingston County Central 911 Dispatch by the daughter of Edward Jagst. She told the 911 dispatcher that her 18-year-old brother had just shot her father. Officers raced to the family home on Woodlake Dr in Brighton. When they arrived they found Edward Jagst had been fatally shot in his own bed.
Obituary of Edward Jagst
June 22, 2021, Canton, MI – Canton Police Department mourns the loss of Officer Edward Jagst, age 48, who was killed in his home yesterday.
Officer Jagst, a 21-year veteran with the department, was an active patrol officer who participated in several special units including Evidence Technician, Training Instructor, Bicycle Unit, and as a Criminal Investigations Detective. He also proudly served on the department’s Honor Guard, standing watch over formal ceremonies for 16 years.
Most notably, Ed made his mark during the years he served as a School Resource Officer at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park. He was an inspiring and jovial addition to the Park—adored by the students, faculty and parents alike.
Ed was one of the kindest, most compassionate officers to ever wear the Canton Police badge. He made an impact on those around him in every aspect, whether it be interacting with co-workers, assisting citizens in need, or just chatting with those he came in contact with throughout his day.
“Officer Jagst was a remarkable man who was strong in his faith, and was a truly loving husband and father,” said Police Chad Baugh. “He was a shining example of love and service, and our Canton Police family, past and present, consider ourselves fortunate to have known him. Our hearts go out to the Jagst family at this time of tragedy,” Baugh adds.
A Go Fund Me account has been established to assist the family with costs for the funeral service and other expenses. If you would like to contribute to that fund, Please Click Here.
Keehn-Griffin Funeral Home
Monday, June 28, 2021
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
706 W. Main Street, Brighton, Michigan 48116
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
711 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116
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