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Officer Beth Haynes

Boulder Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, April 16, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Beth Haynes

Dear brave beth I visited your grave a while back after a friend of mine who used to work with you told me your story and the night you were killed

You will never be forgotten, the brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all

REST IN PEACE

BRAVE ONE

Captain Marcus Anthony knight
Arizona State Police

September 28, 2021

Never forgotten, dear Beth! I feel for BPD as they endure another huge loss.
Your smile keeps me going 27 years later, my friend.

LPD 904
LPD

April 26, 2021

Beth, some people have the good fortune to sleep safely in their beds and go about their daily lives unaware of the sacrifices that heroes such as yourself are willing to make keeping them, their loved ones and their communities safe. Some people got to live that night because you confronted evil. I’m sorry you are gone, the world was a better place with you in it. Give Talley a hug from me.

Wilcox Badge 98-2
Former BPD

April 16, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 23, 2021

Beth's heroic actions and ultimate sacrifice in executing her sworn duty that night saved the DV victim and the other occupants inside her apartment that night. I was at the scene and heard the killer's final gunshot, which he saved for himself while just outside of the door of his intended victim, also heard on the open 911 call from inside. I recall there was evidence the suspect was suicidal before arriving at the scene - he was intending to kill his DV victim and himself that night. Beth had arrived at the DV disturbance call and was standing by awaiting her backup officer when she unavoidably confronted the suspect. I remember her tragic call on the radio that night, a cry for help. Code 10: officer down! It was the call for help that we all wished would have been answered in time. It was my first (of too many) funerals for law enforcement officers. A tremendous procession of officers and deputies from across the state of Colorado escorted Beth from Boulder to the service somewhere east of the city. Fire trucks saluted with their ladders and many bystanders lined the procession route on US36 in support. Another line of duty death this week reminded me of Beth and brought me to this page. I recall she was the first Japanese officer at Boulder PD and I estimate she would have reached 30 years of service this year. Thank you Beth, for your heroism that tragic night. You took an oath to protect us, and you heroically executed your duty. You are not forgotten.

Officer A. Reynolds
DHS HSI

March 26, 2020

You are remembered

Anonymous
Citizen

March 4, 2020

I have not forgotten you.

Anonymous

December 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family, friends and coworkers for your sacrifice. You are a Hero and will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 16, 2018

Missing you, your laughter, our fun times together. I will never forget you, Beth! Words do not describe the anguish of that horrible night and the ripple effects of the past 24 years. I will always love you!

Devi Suess
LPD

April 16, 2018

Beth was more than just a good cop. She was a great person. As a rookie, she treated me with respect and dignity. She was kind hearted and patient. She was well liked in the department.

I should have been assigned to that call but was tied up with a juvie arrest. I should be dead and you should have lived Beth.

Miss you. Will never forget you. Will honor your legacy.

Toby LNU
SAD SOG

June 25, 2017

Beth, you are remembered not only for your untimely & violent death but for the kindness and compassion you showed victims of crime. I remember being called out on a domestic assault late one night. We met you at the designated place where you sat in your patrol car for the next hour talking with the young woman who had been assaulted by her boyfriend. As Victim Advocates we were there to help counsel and calm the young woman, but you had already succeeded in that endeavor. So unlike any of the other officers on the force at the time, you went above and beyond and displayed immense compassion.
And I will always remember the night you were killed. Living across the street as I did back then, I heard every gunshot, every patrol car siren's wail racing toward our little neighborhood from all corners of the city.
After being up all night at the station working with the 2 little children whose lives you probably saved, and making sure they and their mom had a hotel room to stay in, I went to the parking lot where you were killed. I looked for signs of you there, signs that would signal to my disbelieving mind that your life had ended and I was not dreaming.
Nor will I forget the grand outpouring from the communities along the funeral route, where 1000's of people lined the roads holding signs, and flowers that expressed their grief, shock, love, and support.
No one should die the way you did Beth and yet that was the life you chose for yourself. A life where every day means putting yourself at risk for the benefit of others. Your contribution in that vein, however short, was outstanding and that is why I and so many others will remember you until the day our lungs no longer sustain life.

R.O. Victim Advocate (former)
Boulder PD

April 9, 2017

We began our law enforcement careers in the same year. I was a new "street cop" the night of your death" You and your horse drawn carriage have forever impacted my life and I will never forget you. This year I will ride in the Police Unity Tour in honor of You. Forever rest in peace sister.

Susan Nielsen Commander
Adams County Sheriff's Office

March 16, 2017

As time moves on, sometimes we tend to forget. Your actions were in the highest traditions of our profession - you were trying to save the life of a citizen who ignored your directions which, if followed, may have saved you both. But you followed your calling.

May you continue to rest in the peace you earned.

Michael L. Maudlin, Chief of Police (ret
Commerce City, Sheridan and Lakewood

October 19, 2015

Many years have passed, but the night you gave your life will always be with me. I too have the picture of you and Kaylee, your precious dog. Your fiancee tried to follow in your footsteps but they were too big. If there is an afterlife, I hope have found peace there.

C. Goellnitz
Friend

June 26, 2015

Your sacrifice meant so much to everyone who knew and loved you and it will never be forgotten rest easy Beth

Detective Marcus Knight
Arizona state police dept

April 17, 2015

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

Brian Lindsey
Boulder County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2015

The years may have past, but I have never forgotten. Rest In Peace Beth.

Brian Lindsey
Boulder County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2015

A tragedy that may have been avoided if the spectator obeyed the officers orders. The message here my just be if you are dumb enough to remain then you are on your own. RIP Officer Haynes. The thin blue line mourns your loss.

Sgt. Virgil Weber (ret.)
Glendora (Ca) PD

April 16, 2015

Thank you sister, you are truly a hero. Good job out there, sounds like you were a terrific cop. Peace be with your family & friends. God bless you.

Officer Sister In Blue
CPD

April 16, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections. Your valor astounds me.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

Beth, you are still missed. Eighteen ago my phone rang in the middle of the night as did so many others.

Sgt. Tatum
Denver PD

April 16, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Officer Haynes - You are a true hero. You saved a couple of lives that night, while losing your own. Thanks for your service to both the people of Boulder and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State Assembly chambers, last Friday, when your name was read off during a resolution regarding the upcoming Peace Officer's memorial week. Upon completion of the names being read, the Speaker stepped down to address the assembly and mentioned you, personally, as a friend of his...someone he admired very much. You are, clearly, not forgotten.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 26, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 16, 2010

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