Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca

Medina County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 1976

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.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Baca of the Medina County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 28, 2018

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