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Chief of Police Hank L. Baker | North Platte Police Department, Nebraska North Platte Police Department, Nebraska

Chief of Police

Hank L. Baker

North Platte Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Thursday, November 2, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 11/1/1916

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Chief Hank Baker succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a train. He was searching a train for a wanted man and as he stepped off of it he stepped into the patch of an oncoming engine.

His leg was severed by the train's wheels and he died from his injury the following day.

Chief Baker was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 2, 2011

 

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