Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Housing Authority Police Department

Served: 1 year, 11 months

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Patrol

District of Incident (Present Day): 002 - Wentworth

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Gunfire - Enemy

Age at Time of Death: 40


Date of Birth: 25 Jun 1951

Date of Appointment: Aug 1989

Date of Incident: 002 - Wentworth

End of Watch: 17 Aug 1991

Date of Interment: 23 Aug 1991


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Burr Oak Cemetery - Alsip, Illinois
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 3, Line 47

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel # 20-E: 18

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed



 Military Service: U.S. Army


Incident & Biographic Details

Police Officer Jimmie Lamar Haynes, Star #28, aged 40 years, was a 1 year, 11 month veteran of the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department, assigned to Patrol.

On August 15, 1991, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Officer Haynes was on duty. He had just exited the Robert Taylor Homes, a public housing complex, located at 4525 South Federal Street with two fellow officers. The officers returned to their patrol cars and stood in a parking lot. Suddenly the sound of gunfire broke out and Officer Haynes was shot. A sniper using an AR-15 rifle fired upon the officers. Officer Haynes was transported to Mercy Hospital and Nursing Center where he lingered for two days before succumbing to his wound.

Lorenzo Guye, age 18, of 4331 South Federal Street, Ellean Nance, age 20, of 7851 South Throop Street and a 13-year-old boy were charged with the murder. Guye fired the fatal shot and was also wanted on a separate murder charge at the time of his arrest.

Officer Haynes’ funeral mass was held at Messiah Baptist Church. He was laid to rest on August 23, 1991 in Burr Oak Cemetery, 4400 West 127th Street, Alsip, Illinois.

Police Officer Jimmie Lamar Haynes, born June 25, 1951, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department in August, 1989. He was in the first academy class to graduate, in October, 1989, from the Chicago Police Academy as Chicago Housing Authority Police Officers.

Officer Haynes served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Officer Haynes was survived by his wife, Lillie Marie (nee McClennon); children: Meisha and Michael; mother, Johnnie Carter; five brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Lee.

The Chicago Housing Authority Police Department (CHAPD) was created as a supplement to the Chicago Police Department and formed on October 30, 1989. The Department lasted 10 years almost to the day and was disbanded on October 29, 1999. The Chicago Police Department assumed the responsibilities of the CHAPD. The members of the CHAPD were never officially absorbed into the Chicago Police Department, however quite a few of them re-applied and became Chicago Police Officers. They were required to apply and go through the hiring process as any other person would.