Deputy Sheriff D. M. Baker

Deputy Sheriff D. M. Baker

Park County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Wednesday, March 15, 1939

D. M. Baker

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.

Bio

  • Age 70
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Later shot and killed

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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

T,Fazzini
1st cousin several times removed

July 15, 2017

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