The funeral of a Chicago police sergeant killed in a single-car crash early Monday as he drove to the scene of a North Side burglary will be held this morning. Among the attendees of Sgt. Alan Haymaker's funeral will be Mayor Richard Daley.
Haymaker smashed into a tree and light pole after his squad car spun out on a slick stretch of pavement on Lakeshore Drive near the southbound exit for Irving Park Road. He was responding to a call of a burglary in progress at a cell-phone store in the 3100 block of North Clark Street.