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Police Officer Alfred Baird | Asheville Police Department, North Carolina Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Alfred Baird

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, April 16, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Baird was shot and killed while on foot patrol in downtown Asheville. A man walked up and shot him and another man he was talking to without provocation. Officer Baird was killed instantly. The suspect was apprehended a short time later. The man Officer Baird was talking to died from his wounds two weeks later.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of second degree murder and sentenced to two terms of 12.5 years to life in prison. He died in prison on January 6, 1980.

Officer Baird had been with the agency for eight years and was the first black officer with his agency to be killed in the line of duty.

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As a young boy growing up in Asheville and attending David Millard Jr. H.S., I can remember Officer Baird patrolling the
streets in the late afternoons. He was a big man but was gentle
as a lamb! Thank you Officer Baird!

Jeff King
citizen
July 28, 2012

 

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