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Police Officer Teddy L. Bafford | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Teddy L. Bafford

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, October 15, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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Officer Bafford was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested for shooting at a couple moments earlier. The suspect was shot and wounded and then taken into custody by an off duty officer who came across the shooting scene.

The 16 year-old suspect was found incompetent to stand trial and committed at a state mental institution.

Officer Bafford had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two sons.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 15, 2013

 

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