Deputy Pierre Bain was killed in a motorcycle accident when he was attempting to pull over a speeding motorist.
Deputy Bain was following a speeding car at approximately 1730 hours when he entered the intersection of Avenue K and 20th Street on a green light. A car alongside him veered into his lane. Deputy Bain swerved to avoid the car, but the car just nipped the motorcycle, causing it to crash. The motorcycle hit a tree, and Deputy Bain was thrown off the bike and into another tree, then into another, and suffered massive injuries. He was transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
On March 23rd, 2007, a park in Lancaster, at Avenue I and Fifth Street East, was renamed the Pierre W. Bain park.
The driver who struck Deputy Bain was charged with vehicular manslaughter. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear at court to face the charges in April 2007. In August 2008 he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Deputy Bain had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 14 years and was assigned to the Lancaster station. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and his parents.