Service set for deputy killed in speeder pursuit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Bain, married and the father of three daughters, was a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Last Saturday would have been his 46th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Diana; his daughters from a previous marriage, Chantal, 21, Kristina, 18, and Alicia, 16; as well as his mother, his father and a brother. Chantal was home visiting her father while she was on Army leave after serving in Iraq. Bain had been patrolling Thursday afternoon for speeders and other traffic violators along Avenue K, where sheriff’s officials stepped up patrols last year after 110 crashes and six fatalities in the first part of 2005. Bain is the second Antelope Valley deputy to die in the line of duty in the past three years. LANCASTER – A memorial service will be held Wednesday for sheriff’s motorcycle Deputy Pierre Bain, who was killed last week in a crash that occurred while he was pursuing a speeding motorist. The service will be at 11 a.m. at Lancaster Baptist Church, 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd. Bain, of Agua Dulce, was riding after a speeding van last Thursday, with his siren and emergency lights on, when a Honda compact sport utility vehicle turned left in front of him and stopped as its 73-year-old driver saw his oncoming motorcycle, officials said. Bain swerved, but the motorcycle saddlebag hit the SUV’s front bumper, and he went down near Avenue K and 20th Street East. Bain was thrown into a tree and died 30 minutes later at a hospital. Lake Los Angeles Deputy Steve Sorensen was shot to death in August 2003 at an isolated desert trailer while he was investigating a routine trespassing case. Sorensen’s killer died in a fiery shootout with other deputies. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img