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Deputy Sheriff Stewart Porter Baird | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

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Stewart Porter Baird

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, June 13, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 6/13/1976

Weapon: Person

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Baird was killed during a struggle with a suspect was attempting to rob a business. Deputy Baird had just gotten off duty at the department's Medical Detention Facility and proceeded to his wife's business to help her close up. While inside a man entered and ordered everyone to the ground. As the suspect attempted to leave Deputy Baird confronted him. During the ensuing struggle Deputy Baird was struck on the head causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground. During the struggle Deputy Baird was able to shoot the suspect and fatally wound him.

Deputy Baird was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Valor award for his bravery. He had been with the agency for 12 years.

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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 36th anniversary year of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 19, 2012

 

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