Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 1451
Cause: Aircraft accident
Incident Date: 5/2/1960
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
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.