Service planned for fallen deputy
LANCASTER – A memorial service will be held Wednesday for sheriff’s motorcycle Deputy Pierre Bain, who was killed last week when he crashed while chasing a speeding motorist. The service is scheduled for 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 SUV turned left in front of him and stopped as its 73-year-old driver saw his oncoming motorcycle, officials said. Bain swerved, but his motorcycle saddlebag hit the sport utility vehicle’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 in hospital. Bain was a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the married father of three daughters. Last Saturday would have been his 46th birthday. Bain is survived by his wife, Diana, and three daughters from a previous marriage: Chantal, 21, Kristina, 18, and Alicia, 16, as well as his mother and father and a brother. Chantal was home visiting her father while 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. email@example.com (661) 267-5744 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!