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Police Officer David Aaron Haynes

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer David Aaron Haynes


I'm sure that you know that the POS plead guilty today and will be sentenced very soon. I just hope you will be merciful when the two of you meet again. On second thought, no I don't. "Goonies!"


October 26, 2011

Dave Haynes was one of the best friends anyone could ever ask for. He gave and gave and gave and never asked for anything in return.

I wasn't as good a friend to him as he was to me and I'll live with that regret for the rest of my life.

He only had one cd in his truck most of the time I knew him. I'll never be able to forget Blues Traveler's "Back in the Day" for as long as I live.

I love you Dave, and I'll keep hating zombies for you until I've breathed my last.

Civilian Curtis Koehler
Close friend

October 6, 2011


I'm sorry that I was not able to attend the dedication ceremony in your honor today. You know what is going on and why I wasn't there. I will stop by the sign tonight and have a cold one for you.


October 5, 2011


Once again I must ask you to stand beside Mike today. You are a true inspiration to the ranks. "Goonies."


August 29, 2011

I served with David in the Marines, and was talking with another former marine last night who told me about this incident. Dave was an amazing Marine who’s good spirit and friendship helped make long days in the Marines and in combat survivable. Dave always had something funny to say or cheered you up. I too have now been serving in law enforcement for almost 3 years. In fact I am about to go on shift here in a few. I will keep Dave and his family in my prayers while on patrol tonight and more than likely tell some Marine Corp stories and things about Dave to my partner. The world is a darker place without Dave and he will be missed.
Brian J Pacilli
Deputy Jones County Sheriff’s Office North Carolina
“Semper Fi” Brother

Deouty Brian J Pacilli
Jones County Sheriff'S Office / Served with Officer Haynes in the corp

July 29, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as they go through 1 year since you were taken from them. Please send them signs to let them know you are still with them.

Officer Nick Sloan's sister - STLPD eow 1/30/04

March 24, 2011

David: It has been a year now since you left us. Time doesn't make it any easier nor does time heal the pain. Please know that you are an inspiration to a lot of people and your dedication to serve is always used as the honorable example of how we all should be. "Goonies!"


March 24, 2011

To Officer David Aaron Haynes, his family and his fellow officers with the St. Louis Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Haynes’ tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Haynes and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 24, 2011


It is so hard to believe you are still not here. It is unreal to this day. I miss you everyday. Please watch over all of us as we continue to do the job most are scared to even try. I miss you "Letterman"

P.O. Joseph Roberds

Police Officer Joe Roberds
SLMPD (Friend)

January 3, 2011

Merry Christmas, Bro. We missed you a lot today.

Hardin Haynes

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Dave.

PO Brian Foster
St. Louis City Police Department/USMC (Cpl. prior)

December 25, 2010

Officer Haynes,
Sir, as a fellow LEO;former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO, but also for your service with the USMC in Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Fellow LEO/former Marine


December 12, 2010

I saw a photo of you on Sgt's computer desktop today and it was like someone punched me in the gut. My eyes filled with tears and I had to walk outside for some fresh air.....I miss my friend.

Guard the street of heaven proudly Marine.

Semper Fi.

PO Foster

August 31, 2010


Please comfort Mike today on this anniversary of the day he left us. He is in good company with you next to him. When we talked about his sacrifice we had no idea that you would be the one standing next to him first. I miss you! "Goonies."


August 29, 2010


I've been thinking about you a lot lately. I remember some funny stories during our time in the Academy together. I remember during weapons qualifications when you were extremely hung over and puking outside on the range. I think there is even a picture of that. A lot has happened since you've been gone. It hasn't really hit me yet that you are gone. You were proud to be a Marine and an Officer, as you should be. I do look forward to meeting you again one day in Heaven. I know I will. Watch out for us down here, I am constantly thinking that some tragic event could happen to me and I too will be taken away from my family. Please do what you can to protect the rest of us down here and I'm so sorry your young life was ended so soon. You know the guy you were chasing was charged with Murder 2nd, as well as the burglary you caught him committing, and my hope is that he will be sentenced to a long long time in the penetentiary. Man I wish you were still here. Comfort your wife and family in any way you can, I can tell they miss you tremendously. You are a warrior and hero! Thanks for what you did for our Country and City.

Good men must die, but death can not kill their names.

Semper Fi my fellow Marine!


August 7, 2010



July 23, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Haynes. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for David, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember David's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that David's life was about so much more than the way he died. David will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Haynes, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer David Haynes and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David tragically died.

To Officer Haynes' family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

My son Larry was also a fellow Marine so I also bid David Semper Fi.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service David gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 24, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 24, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Haynes,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Officer Haynes, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

David, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

May 3, 2010

My husband Sgt. Jack Shepley was killed in the line of duty Dec. 1 1992
My prayers are with the family. I want you to know it will not always hurt this much.

Linda Shepley Smith
wife 1992

April 22, 2010

Rest In Peace. God bless the Haynes family and the St. Louis PD.

Ofc. E.A. Torres
Bristol PD, CT

April 22, 2010

What an awful, awful tragedy for Officer Haynes' family, fellow officers and entire St. Louis community. While there's no way to understand such a loss, please know that your entire police family will continue to pray for your comfort.

Thank you for your service, Officer Haynes. Rest in peace.

Officer's Wife

April 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

April 18, 2010

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