Name: Haymaker, Alan J.
Star: 2532
Memorial Panel #: 1
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: 023 District
End of Watch: 22 February 2010
Incident Details: Sergeant Alan Haymaker, 56, was a 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 023 District. In the early morning hours of February 22, 2010, Sgt. Haymaker was dispatched to a burglary-in-progress. While driving southbound on Lake Shore Drive, he drove over a patch of ice and his vehicle veered off the road. His squad car jumped over a curb and struck a tree on Irving Park Avenue. He was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. His funeral service was held at St. Bethel Community Church and he was laid to rest in Maryhill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three daughters, Melina, Amanda, and Elyse; parents, Catherine and Harry (CPD); three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Al and his partner worked for me in 15 as a 3rd watch wagon crew. And I can’t say I ever had to call them, because they were always there. Al always did his job and always was around to help out. As a supervisor I could always count on them. As a sergeant he continued being the steady and reliable person we all knew him to be. He cared about the average P/O and never forgot where he came from. We as a Department and individually are all better for having known him. My condolences to his family and my thanks for all he gave to us. No greater love than this, that a man would give his life for a friend. John 15:13 — Lieut. Joseph Porebski

  • Another (former) 015 Ranger laid to rest. Your work here is done. Rest in peace brother. — Jeff “BigDaddy” King/ CPD/ IJMC Chicago 02/24/2010 ****************

  • To the family of Sergeant Haymaker, my families thougths and prayers are with you during this difficult time. — Steven Manos (Son of Retired Lt. John Manos) 02/24/2010 ****************

  • R.I.P friend. My condolences to the Haymaker family. May you find peace in these difficult times — Sgt Rob Corbett, NYPD 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Our heart felt condolences go out to the family of Officer Haymaker. You will be sorely missed throughout the community. — Sandy Lewis 02/24/2010 ****************

  • I will pray for your friends and your family that the pain they feel in your loss may somehow be tempered with the knowledge that you are with God. You no longer suffer here on earth. Please join in with those who have gone before you in looking after all of us who are left behind. God Bless Al — Anonymous 02/24/2010 ****************

  • You have paid the supreme sacrifice and we will never forget that! May God receive you in his bosom and grant comfort to your family! May you rest in eternal peace! I SALUTE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!! — Sgt. Raphael “Spike” Ramos #1099 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Al was not only a great Police Officer, he was one of the most kind and caring person I have ever known. Al has been a friend of mine for over 23 years. His love of the Lord was evident if you ever talked to him. He was a devoted Christian and family man. I personally will miss seeing him in church and sharing Police stories. — John Glover 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Sgt. Alan Haymaker was loved by all who knew him. A man of faith, a true servant of his Creator, a true gentleman, a true friend. The world is a poorer place with Alan gone. May God comfort and give strength to this wonderful family, and always keep them in His loving care. Amen — Rabbi Moshe Wolf, CPD Chaplain 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Though I did not know him personally, there is still a void left when one of my brothers in blue leave this world, especially doing the service to help someone else. May God keep him and continue to bless his family always. He will always be remembered for who he was and the service he gave. — P.O. G. Malloy 021st district 02/24/2010 ****************

  • He is my brother in blue and even though I never met him he is a part of my thoughts and sadness. May the memories he gave you in his life be your consoling strength at this time and in the future. — Loretta Ozga 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Office Haymaker was a Neighborhood Hero. block by block he never exchanged word when it came to help other from short of rents to patch up rat holes, stop cold air from coming in windows he make a trip to Mr. D hardware to help family to get through the day just to think of the people in the 15th Dist he help, what will they do now my pray go out to the family this HERO will be missed — Velda Brunner 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Great occasions do not make heroes; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become. Sgt. Alan Haymaker , you will be missed. Gods Speed. — Brooke Foss Westcott 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Little did you know when you reported for duty on that fateful night that you would be called to Eternal Duty before Our Lord. I didn’t know you personally, but had heard of you and it was all good. May you rest in peace — God keeps the best for Himself. Prayers to your family and to your family in blue. — Jan Hull, CAPS 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Dear Sgt. Haymaker: Thank you for protecting our citizens for all these years. My prayers go out to you and your family. I was saddened to hear about our loss of a brother in blue. You will never be forgotten — Darryl Wallace 004th District 02/24/2010 ****************

  • You will always be remembered for your professionalism and dedication to our Department and the citizens you served. My family will keep you and your family in our prayers. May your soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. — James M. Keating 02/24/2010 ****************

  • Rest in Peace good Sgt. — Bob Cavaiani 02/24/2010 ****************

  • You were a really good guy it was great to know you. My deepest condolences to the family of haymaker.

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