Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer David Thomas Haynes

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 1992

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Reflections for Officer David Thomas Haynes

Rest in peace Officer Haynes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 28, 2017

I was there that night..It was etched in myy mind forever..Love Dave and Leonard... Best buddies.... not Christmas goes by I don't think of them.
RIP my Friends and Co-workers.Love your families although I don't know you..

Sgt. Fred Gray
CCCSO and RPD #748

December 24, 2015

As the 23rd anniversary of a terrible day approaches, I am pausing from my daily life to remember outstanding young men who lost their lives in the line of duty. Len Garcia and David Haynes exemplifyed the character, courage and commitment of the Professional Police Officer as well as being fun loving down to earth good guys to know. The same is true of Officers Bill Whitty and Ron Fuller who were killed in the line of duty in July 1984. I think of them all often and feel privileged to have known and worked with them. Their memory lives on with me always!

Captain Bob Becker
Richmond Police Retired

November 27, 2015

David, 20 years ago today I lost a friend and a brother, a brother in blue and a brother in God. Through your ultimate sacrifice others lived, thus you fulfilled a great and everlasting covenant. God will bless you and your posterity forever. RPD #1142

Sgt. Craig Miller
Greeley, Colorado Police Department

December 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Haynes. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

God bless you my friend. You will live in our hearts forever.

Steve Harris #1167
Richmond Police, SWAT

January 2, 2012

David, thinking of you on this day.. The anniversary of your death. God bless you my friend. You will live in our hearts forever.

Mark Williams
RPD/CCCSO

December 29, 2011

Every year around the holidays I remember David and what a good man he was. I had the honor of being an academy-mate of his back in 1988 (105th) and think of him often. In the five months we spent together in the academy and the handfull of times I saw him after I remember his kindness, love for his family and his smile. (The photo on this page is not what he usually looked like.) I will never forget the horrible day I learned that my academy-mate had made the ultimate sacrifice. It was, unfortunately, my first police funeral but not my last. I try to honor your memory and sacrifice every day I go to work and fight the good fight buddy. I'm not a religious man, but I pray for your family every December 28, and think of your wife and children often.

"If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge."

K. Couch - Police Officer
Brentwood PD

December 23, 2011

I still remember that rainy day like it was yesterday. You are gone but you will never be forgotten because you are a true hero.

1142

Officer Craig Miller
Greeley PD

December 29, 2010

You, Leonard and both of your families are in the thoughts and prayers of my family.

Police Officer Mark Hall
Richmond Police Dept

December 28, 2010

Thinking of you and your family on this day 18 years later.. We always will. God Bless you.

Mark Williams

December 28, 2010

We still think about you....we still remember you....we always have and we always will...Rest easy and rest well Warrior....

1327
RPD

December 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. In reading the reflections, I can see the positive impact you had the on the lives of others. Your memory will always be honored and revered for time does not not diminish respect.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 2009

We had a moment of silence during lineup today in remembrance of your sacrifice. I didn’t have the honor to meet you, but I want your family to know that your service will always be honored by those who come after you.

Officer Walle
Richmond PD

December 29, 2009

I would like to thank all of those who have left a message, Its a comfort to know of all those who take time to honor, respect, and remeber those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you

Morgan Haynes
daughter

August 10, 2009

Each day I try to take a moment to read through a few memorials on ODMP. I came upon yours this morning. What a tragic story. I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice. You left this life a hero, and became an angel in the next.

God bless your loved ones that you left behind.

Laura
Philadelphia, PA

November 19, 2008

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

MASTER OFFICER JOHN HUGEL
RICHMOND POLICE DEPT

June 27, 2008

On behalf of Richmond PD we thank you for your service and the life that you gave to protect and honor ours.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the family of this hero, and many of the officers that he worked with. I know that God is looking down on them, and that what was done in service will not be forgotten.

In May of 2008 a memorial at the police department was dedicated in honor of all of our fallen heroes. We encourage friends and family to pay us a visit any time.

Michelle Milam
Richmond Police Department, Crime Prevention Specialist

June 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 27, 2007

How sad. As a Marine recruiter in the 80s in the bay area, I met some fine offcers from Richmond PD. They were a major reason I chose this profession after the Marines. Rest in peace Sir. You are gone from this life but not forgotten.

AZ Narc

October 31, 2007

dad you will always be my hero...thanks for all the memories we were able to share..you are always there with me in my heart.. you will never be forgotten
i will always be your "little girl"
love, morgan

morgan haynes
doughter

October 1, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

Today is 12/28/2006, It has been 14 years since the Richmond Police Deparment Has Lost two of it's FINEST.

Leonard Garcia and David Haynes

You are gone but not forgotten.

Officer Mark Hall
Richmond Police Department

December 28, 2006

A man who is remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.

December 15, 2006

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