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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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 5, 2011


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