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Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker | New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Corrections Officer

Frederick W. Baker

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # L-425

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corrections Officer Frederick Baker was killed when he was stabbed in the back by an inmate at the Bayside State Prison in Leesburg. Officer Baker was working alone in a cell block area when he asked an inmate to move his belongings to another cell block. The inmate attacked and stabbed Officer Baker after he made the request.

The inmate, who had been serving a 10-to-20-year sentence for aggravated assault, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.

After Officer Baker's murder, the governor immediately placed an order for knife-resistant vests for every New Jersey Department of Corrections officer.

Officer Baker had served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 10years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.

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I was there when it happened he had told the homosexual inmate he was moving out of the cell that he was housed with his bunkie and home lover and the inmate snapped.

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May 19, 2015

 

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