Police Officer David Aaron Haynes

Police Officer David Aaron Haynes

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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David Aaron Haynes

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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 1856
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

burglary, vehicle pursuit

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David, How the years fly by without you. I have been living in this world for twelve years since you were taken from us and no sir, don't like it very much at all without you in it. I miss your goofiness, I miss your serious side. I just plain miss you.


March 24, 2022

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