Ill. officer killed after squad hits tree

Alan Haymaker had been on the force for 21 years

Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — A third-generation Chicago cop who was killed when his squad car crashed into a light pole shortly after 5 this morning along Lake Shore Drive north of Irving Park Road was responding to a burglary at the time of the crash, police say.

Sgt. Alan Haymaker, 56, was pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m. at Illinois Masonic Hospital after being pinned in the car.

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