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Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Baird | Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Edward E. Baird

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, March 16, 1906

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Cause: Train accident

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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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Deputy Sheriff Baird, you did your duty right until the end. Your legacy of longtime devotion and service to the profession will always be remembered and your name will continue to be honored. Thank you for your legacy of commitment and dedication.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)
April 18, 2017

 

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