Deputy Sheriff Donald E. Haynie

Deputy Sheriff Donald E. Haynie

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, June 5, 1970

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Donald E. Haynie

Deputy Sheriff Donald Haynie was shot and killed as he and three other narcotics agents attempted to make an arrest for heroin distribution in Filmore, California.

As they entered the house the suspect's 70-year-old father opened fire on them, killing Deputy Haynie. The shooting was determined to be non-intentional and the shooter was not charged.

Deputy Haynie was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not charged

narcotics, warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Haynie,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2020

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