Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Legislature adjourned in the memory of Michael Leonard Haak, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, and resident of Fullerton. Haak began his career with the Sheriff’s Department in the fall of 1988 and is survived by his wife, three children, and a sister.
“I rise today to recognize the loss of a member of our Orange County community, and someone that made the State a better place. Deputy Haak was an alumnus from La Habra High School, who went on to serve for 28 years as a member of the Sheriff’s Department.” Quirk-Silva said. “Deputy Haak was a part of the fabric of Fullerton that added to our vibrancy, and sense of community. His loss is felt by many, and I especially want to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of his family that mourn his loss.”
Throughout his career, Deputy Michael Haak served in multiple capacities at an Honor Ranch, several local county stations as a motor officer, and as a Training Officer to help prepare and train newer Deputies to become better officers. Deputy Haak received numerous recognitions and commendations throughout his career, such as the BRAVO award for Traffic Safety Achievements from one of the cities that he served. There are many impacted throughout the state by the tragedy of this fallen peace officer.
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.
Editor’s Note: Michael Haak served as a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department out of the Lakewood Station. He died following an off-duty traffic accident on August 5, 2017.