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Patrolman Richard Owen Baker | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio


Richard Owen Baker

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, November 5, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

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Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 11/3/1965

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Patrolman Richard Baker succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when his motorcycle struck a tractor trailer that had pulled out in front of him at the intersection of South Main Street and Washington Street.

He was responding to a call when the collision occurred.

Patrolman Baker had served with the Dayton Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Richard Owen Baker Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
November 5, 2017


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