Police Officer Teddy L. Bafford

Police Officer Teddy L. Bafford

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, October 15, 1964

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Teddy L. Bafford

Police Officer Teddy Bafford was shot and killed in the 3300 block of Garrison Boulevard by a suspect he had just arrested for shooting at a two people moments earlier. The suspect was shot and wounded and then taken into custody by an off duty officer who came across the shooting scene.

The 16-year-old suspect was found incompetent to stand trial and committed at a state mental institution. On November 12, 1968, he was released from Clifton Perkins Mental Hospital to visit his grand-mother and never returned.

Officer Bafford had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

EDP, juvenile offender

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2013

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