Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca

Medina County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 1976

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Joseph Baca

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca suffered an allergic reaction after being stung by several bees.

He was struggling with a suspect and was pushed into a bees nest and was stung. He was able to arrest the suspect and returned to his vehicle where he became unconscious. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

The suspect Deputy Baca was struggling with was committed to a state hospital.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca of the Medina County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 81 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 28, 2022

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