Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 1856
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Offender: Convicted of murder
Officer David Haynes was killed in an automobile accident while involved in a vehicle pursuit of a burglary suspect.
The pursuit was traveling down Kingshighway when another car pulled out of Oleatha Street and collided with Officer Haynes' patrol car.
The officer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The driver, who was fleeing the pursuit, was subsequently captured and confessed.
In September 2011, the subject pleaded guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, stealing, and resisting arrest by fleeing police.
Officer Haynes was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the St. Louis Police Department for only one year. He is survived by his wife.