Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Baird

Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Baird

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 1906

Edward E. Baird

Deputy Sheriff Edward Baird was killed in a train crash four miles east of Florence, Colorado, while escorting a prisoner to the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City.

Two passenger trains on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad collided head-on on a sharp curve. At least 18 people, including Deputy Baird and his prisoner, were killed and dozens more injured.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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You were lost... but now you're found... Godspeed.

Deputy Baird's death was only discovered recently by a Denver Police historian. His name is on the Colorado memorial in Golden and the National memorial in Washington, DC.

Captain Lenny Ortiz, Ret.
Denver Sheriff Department.

March 3, 2018

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