Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Services Set For Sgt. Alan Haymaker

From MSNBC:  A wake will be held on Thursday at Bethel Community Church, at 7601 W. Foster, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Haymaker's funeral will be held Friday at the church.  A public viewing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. with a church service to follow at 11 a.m.


  1. Looks like the truth may be coming out that Sgt. Haymaker's tragic squad car accident was a needless one, the cause of which may be traced to a faulty pool vehicle.

    Officers have complained for years about the deteriorating condition of the Police Departments' fleet of squad cars, to no avail. What a shame that this could be exposed as a factor in this fine Sergeants' untimely death.


  2. Big City Police, I'm not sure how long you have been retired or if your aware of this, but when EMMD was turned over to Fleet, the condition of the cars deteriorated rapidly. I'm surprised that there even was a pool car available for Sgt. Haymaker as most of the time there are none. Fleet is a joke. I also drive an Impala like the one that Sgt. Haymaker drove. For two years it has been overheating from about April until,say, October. That is because the car has two cooling fans for the radiator and one of them does not work. They will not replace it so in the warmer weather I have to pull over every fifteen minutes or so, shut the engine down and let it cool off. In addition, I have no A/C which in a normal car would be no big deal but as you know, in police cars it is a big deal. Because they run 24/7 they get much hotter than a normal passenger car. They never really cool off. Which means that the interior is a sauna which means the computer doesn't work well when it's that hot.

  3. To Big City Police (Ret.) & Big Daddy ----> do you think there is any truth to the rumor of that "do not salt LSD" order given by Streets and Sanitation on Second City Cop? If accurate, that surly could have added to the usual terribleness of his pool car.

  4. Could you guys take this discussion somewhere else? I feel it is disrespectful. Some of us are still grieving our loss.
    Thank you.

  5. You hate to lose a veteran street cop like Sgt.Haymaker to anything but old age and retirement. Like other things of yesterday, such as revolvers, classic cars, Cops....
    They dont make them that good anymore ! And that includes Sgt.Haymaker. RIP Al. You will be missed.