Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Officer Michael E. Haen

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1978

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Reflections for Reserve Officer Michael E. Haen

You will never be forgotten Brother.

Stephen Haen

August 7, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

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

July 28, 2018

Rest in peace Reserve Officer Haen. Heroism and honor of the highest regard. Seeing that beautiful picture of your young son and your other children grown up today. Makes you think about the value of life even when tragic accidents befall our heroes and heroines of yesterday even reserve public servants sacrificing for society's benefit.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2018

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

I was especially touched when I read about him becoming an officer to be a better teacher for law enforcement professionals. While textbook learning is great, street experience and education cannot be undervalued. He sounded like a great guy!

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 11, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32

My heart aches for all you have missed in the lives of your children. This page is a tribute to a full life of dedication to others. You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada1

February 15, 2011

It touches my heart to read the wonderful things said here about my dad. Although I remember little of him, I do remember his devotion to me, my brother and sister. Jeff it brings tears of sadness and joy to my heart to read the things you have wrote. I know my father well because of those who loved him, respected him, and admired him. They keep his memory alive.

Pier Haen-Miller

August 25, 2009

Through the graciousness of Mike and his wife I was staying at the Haen residence the weekend Mike was killed. his wife was in California visiting an old school chum and they had offered me refuge during my marital seperation. When Mike left for his shift with the KCPD that Friday evening I said 'stay safe' and he said 'Use our bed if that couch isn't comfortable". I was happy on the couch and at about 3.A.M. Saturday, I got up at my usual 3 A.M. left to enjoy my routine cup of coffee at the local truckstop and began my journey through the morning paper. I was stunned...shocked...speechless to read on Page one, that Mike had been killed even as I slept peacefully on their sofa. Absolutely every positive thing that has been written here-particulary by Dr. Pam Louis-is truth understated. Nicer, calmer (even while experiencing untold stresses), non-judgmental souls like Mike are so rare as to make my heart bleed for the rest of its life at the loss of him and the few in this world like him. Should any doubt exist in the minds of his children of his absolute devotion to them they need only ask me. I miss Mike always and we should all yearn for all the good that he could have and, undoubtably, would have accomplished had his life not ended so abruptly that Friday night in 1978.

Jeff Perrin

July 17, 2009

You sound like a very special man who touch a lot of people. You are not forgotten!


November 14, 2008

"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
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

January 17, 2008

Remarkable stories! I only wish I had had the opportunity to meet your Dad, Ofc Michael Haen. Your Dad will never be forgotten. My prayer is that God the Creator of Heaven & Earth, continue to Bless your family, friends and the KSPD.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

June 5, 2007

Mike was a wonderful friend, neighbor, and colleague to my husband, Henry Louis, and me. He was always smiling, kind generous, and empathetic to those suffering. His doctoral work in sociology was the perfect fit for a man who was intelligent and who cared for his community and country. Mike became an officer after he began the academic degree program for police at Kansas City Kansas Community College. His reason? "If my students are police officers, then I must be one too if I'm going to teach them anything." I'll always remember those words from a teacher who wanted to be the best for his students.Mike was also active politically, campaigning for the candidate whom he felt would best serve the community. He was very special and one who can never be replaced.

Pam Louis

May 16, 2007

I continually check different websites for fallen officers, mostly to see where my dad is listed. This is the best one I have come across. I had my father in my life for 6 short years and it is amazing how much I remember about him. The comments that are left here mean so much to me. I can't even begin to put it into words. It is important for the community to realize what my father did, as well as the thousands of officers who go out each day, for the citizens of Kansas City Kansas. These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect many whom they don't even know. Past and present officers should be honored for what they did and will continue to do. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments you leave in rememberance of my father. God Bless.

Pier (Haen) Miller
daughter of Michael Haen

May 10, 2007

I was not yet an Officer when this tragedy took place. I took inspiration, however, to become involved in the profession from Mike. I know he would have took pleasure in being a source of encouragement. Many were deeply saddened when he was taken and how he lived was and is an example for us all. I salute Mike and his family.

CPT Randy Eskina
Kansas City, KS. P.D.

December 9, 2004

Michael was a very dedicated teacher at the Kansas City Kansas Community College. I admired his teaching skills and his passion for learning. He taugh me that doing the right thing is sometimes difficult, but necessary and that serving one's community was a vital part of our survival. His life was cut way too short because he had a lot more to teach people and a lifetime of service that he wanted to give. He is deeply missed by everyone who came in contact with him.


You were one of my moms professors at Kansas city Kansas community college. My mom talks about you often. I was not even born at the time of your death, but you are a inspiration to me. I entered into the Law Enforcment profession two years ago. I think of you from time to time and the sacrifice you made. I think about the fact that you werent even supposed to work that night but you came in because there was not enough coverage that night . The fact that you were a reserve because you thought it was your civic duty is amazing to me. You laid your life down for your community and I dont know if anyone is even aware of that. I know your wife was always worried about you getting hurt, and unfortunately that happened. I have seen a picture of you and your daughter Pier. I am sorry that Michael jr, and Pier did not have a chance to grow up with their father. I just wanted to make sure you know that people still think of you.


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