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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

Weapon: Person

Offender: 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 15, 2015

 

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