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Deputy Sheriff D. M. Baker | Park County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming Park County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

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D. M. Baker

Park County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Later shot and killed

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Deputy D.M. Baker and Marshal Charles Lewis, of the Powell Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee who had fled to his parents' home. As the officers approached the residence shots were fired and both officers were killed. The suspect also shot and killed two civilians who were assisting the officers.

The suspect was later shot and killed by towns people when he attempted to rob a local bank. During the bank robbery a hostage was also killed.

Deputy Baker was survived by his second wife and three children from a previous marriage. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Wyoming.

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Marshal Charles Lewis
Powell Police Department, Wyoming
End of Watch: Thursday, March 16, 1939
Cause: Gunfire

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Your were my great-grandfathers first cousin-I first heard about you many years ago -although I didn't discover the circumstances of your being deceased years later

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1st cousin several times removed
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