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Corporal Leroy John Baker | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York


Leroy John Baker

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1930

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Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Electrocuted

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Corporal Baker was electrocuted when he attempted to move a utility pole from a roadway in Newkirks. Corporal Baker was the first Trooper on the scene of a car accident that snapped a utility pole, which fell and blocked the Caroga Lake-Johnstown Road. He was in the process of removing the pole from the highway when he accidentally touched a wire carrying 2,300 volts.
Trooper Baker had been with the agency for nine 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 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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
April 12, 2013


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