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Officer William Amslom Baber, Sr. | Decatur Police Department, Alabama Decatur Police Department, Alabama

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William Amslom Baber, Sr.

Decatur Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, July 2, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Officer Billie Baber was shot and killed while assisting another officer search for a man who had just fled during an arrest.

The other officer had placed two men under arrest for fighting in front of a hotel on Lafayette Street. As he searched one of the men the other fled on foot. The officer called for Officer Baber to help take the man into custody. As the approached him the subject opened fire with a Colt revolver, killing Officer Baber.

Officer Baber was survived by his wife and four children. On November 20th, 1932, one of his sons was murdered within 20 feet of where he was murdered.

Officer Baber is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Dallas, Georgia.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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July 4, 2015

 

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