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Patrolman James R. Baker | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

James R. Baker

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 28, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 10542

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Baker was killed in a motorcycle accident on Milford Avenue near Pitkin Avenue. Patrolman Baker was on patrol when he swerved to avoid a pedestrian who walked into the street in front of him. His motorcycle struck an elevated pole and he was killed instantly.

Patrolman Baker was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had been with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 83rd Precinct, which is the present day 75th Precinct.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary 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 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
March 28, 2012

 

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