Trooper Michael Warren Haynes

Trooper Michael Warren Haynes

Montana Highway Patrol, Montana

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2009

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Michael Warren Haynes

Trooper Mike Haynes succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when a car being operated by an intoxicated driver struck his patrol car head-on on US 93 just north of Highway 82 in Flathead County.

The drunk driver was driving the wrong way on the highway when the collision occurred at approximately 2:40 am. The intoxicated driver was also killed in the collision.

Trooper Haynes was a member of the Montana National Guard and had served with the Montana Highway Patrol for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 159
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Monday, March 23, 2009
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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Life is not fair, brother. Bad things happen to good people.

I was working out today and my music app played a Rammstein song I remember you used to blare while we were doing uniform maintenance in Cottonwood in the evening.

I am starting to grasp the fact I have no right to ask "why." I am still working on the right question to ask.

I love you, man.

Sergeant Andrew Novak

March 27, 2024

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