Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist

Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Charles Richard Thomas Haist

Officer "Chuck" Haist was responding to a distress call when his patrol car collided with a pickup truck at approximately 0530 hours on McDonough Hampton Road, near I-75. The impact caused Officer Haist's patrol to overturn and land upside-down.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to the hospital with injuries.

Three suspects were apprehended in the incident Officer Haist was responding to.

Officer Haist had served with the Henry County Police Department for 2 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 6 years. He is survived by two young daughters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 110

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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It is so hard to believe that you have been gone for 13 years. We went to the crash site today and got to see several of your HCPD family. It was awesome that after all this time, they still showed up for you. That was the impact you had on people. My heart still breaks knowing that you are gone. So much has happened and so much has changed. I know you are still close by, but I wish you were still here. You are still missed by everyone who knew you. And although life has gone on, it is not the same without you. Gone, but not forgotten. Heroes never die!

Brandy Mapp

February 16, 2018

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