Sergeant Alan J. Haymaker, 56
Chicago Police Department
February 22, 2010 – Sergeant Alan J. Haymaker was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a burglary-in-progress call. He leaves behind his wife (pictured above holding flag), three daughters, his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
Deputy Sheriff Joel Wahlenmaier, 48
Fresno County California Sheriff’s Department
February 25, 2010 – Deputy Sheriff Joel Wahlenmaier was shot and killed while assisting California State Fire Marshals serve a warrant on a suspected arsonist. He leaves behind his wife, son, daughter, and parents.
Officer Javier Bejar, 28
Reedley California Police Department
March 1, 2010 – Officer Javier Bejar died from a gunshot wound he received four days earlier when he responded to a shots fired call from California State Fire Marshals and Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier. Officer Bejar was using his patrol car as cover during a standoff with the arsonist when the shooter fired a high-powered rifle at Officer Bejar, critically wounding him. The officer is surviived by his wife.
Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier, 39
San Diego County California Sheriff’s Department
February 28, 2010 – Deputy Ken Collier was killed in a single-car automobile accident while in pursuit of a drunk driver. The driver had failed to stop when the deputy attempted to pull him over for driving on the wrong side of the highway. Deputy Collier is survived by his fiance.
Inspector Brian C. Waynant Sr., 45
Wilmington Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office
March 1, 2010 – Inspector Brian C. Waynant, Sr. was searching for an arson suspect near the Wilmington Amtrak Station when he was struck and killed by an Amtrak train. He leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.