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Constable Charles K. Baker | Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California

Constable

Charles K. Baker

Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 23, 1857

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 18 people hung

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Constable Baker, Sheriff James Barton, Deputy Charles Daly, and Constable William Little were shot and killed while attempting to arrest members of the notorious Flores-Daniels Gang. The gang ambushed the officers, killing them. 52 members of the gang were arrested and 18 were hung for the murders.

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Constable William H. Little
Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California
End of Watch: Friday, January 23, 1857
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Sheriff James R. Barton
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Deputy Charles T. Daly
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Cause: Gunfire

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Constable Baker,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you to you and your 3 fellow Officers who were also killed that day for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 23, 2017

 

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