Night Policeman Jesse Baker

Night Policeman Jesse Baker

North Baltimore Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 19, 1896

Jesse Baker

Night Policeman Jesse Baker was shot and killed when he interrupted three burglary suspects who were attempting to break into the local post office. The suspects immediately opened fire and killed him.

Policeman Baker's bulldog, who went on patrol with him, immediately attacked and seriously injured one of the suspects. However, all three men fled the scene but were eventually apprehended.

All three suspects were found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. One was pardoned by Governor Harmon on December 24, 1909.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Night Policeman Jesse Baker of the North Baltimore Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 19, 2018

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