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Patrolman Leonard F. Baldy | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Leonard F. Baldy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, May 2, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1451

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 5/2/1960

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Leonard F. Baldy was killed in a helicopter crash as he was preparing to deliver his traffic report.

Patrolman Baldy was assigned to the department's Safety Education Bureau, which provided citizens live traffic reports from a helicopter.

As Officer Baldy was preparing his report, the helicopter suddenly threw a main rotor blade and crashed in a railroad yard near Milwaukee Street and Hubbard Street. The officer and his pilot were killed in the accident.

Officer Baldy served with the Chicago Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 52nd 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
May 2, 2012

 

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