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Police Officer David Aaron Haynes | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

David Aaron Haynes

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 1856

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Police Officer David Haynes was killed in an automobile crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit of a burglary suspect.

The pursuit was traveling down South Kingshighway Boulevard when another car pulled out of Oleatha Avenue and collided with Officer Haynes' patrol car. Officer Haynes 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 he plead guilty to second degree murder, first degree burglary, and resisting arrest by fleeing police. He was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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, mother, and brother.

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9-28-17 David, Another Birthday, you would have been 35, wow. I cherish every birthday we had together. I am so grateful that I got to see the man you had become. A fine son, brother, husband, uncle, friend. But every birthday that passes since you were taken from us, I am reminded of all the potential that you were not able to reach. All the life circumstances that we have missed you during. Oh!, just to hear you call out at my door, "Mom? Hellooooooo?????? I want to hear you tell me a story, complete with gestures and dramatics again. I know someday we will be together again. But in the meantime, I miss you so much. - Love you always, MOM <3

September 30, 2017


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