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Special Agent Wimberly W. Baker | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Wimberly W. Baker

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, April 17, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1938

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Special Agent Baker was shot and killed in the main U.S. Post Office in Topeka, Kansas. He and another agent were conducting surveillance of the post office when their target, a suspected bank robber, enter. As they attempted to arrest the suspect, the man and an accomplice opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Baker. The men were arrested later that night in Nebraska. Both men were convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. They were both hung at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary on August 12, 1938.

Agent Baker had only been with the agency for one year.

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Thinking of you on this day. Thank you for your service to the FBI. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
April 16, 2017

 

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