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Special Deputy Sheriff Travis Haynes | Quay County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Quay County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Special Deputy Sheriff

Travis Haynes

Quay County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 14, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/2/1972

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Special Deputy Haynes succumbed to a gunshot wound received 12 years earlier after going to a ranch to help two motorists. Special Deputy Haynes was working in his store when the rancher called him to tell him of the motorists. When Deputy Haynes arrived he and the two motorists left in his car. After he failed to return his wife called the sheriff and a search was undertaken. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head. The two suspects turned out to be escapees from the Kansas State Prison. Both were apprehended after a vehicle pursuit and convicted of shooting Deputy Haynes.
Deputy Haynes never recovered from his wound and died in Abilene, Texas. He had served as a Special Deputy for 25 years at the time of the shooting.

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I hope your killers burn for eternity sir.

Today, you are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada
February 14, 2011

 

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