Police Officer William Baker

Police Officer William Baker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 1851

William Baker

Police Officer William Baker was killed while assisting at the scene of a large fire at the intersection of 6th Street and Chestnut Street. Officer Baker was attempting to rescue several people and remove property from a burning building when a portion of it collapsed, trapping them inside.

The remains of Officer Baker and a prominent citizen were recovered the following day.

Officer Baker was survived by his wife. He is buried in Saint John the Evangelist Church Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Officer Baker,
On today, the 164th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 26, 2015

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