Corporal Leroy John Baker

Corporal Leroy John Baker

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1930

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Leroy John Baker

Corporal Baker was electrocuted when he attempted to move a utility pole from a roadway in Newkirks. Corporal Baker was the first Trooper on the scene of a car accident that snapped a utility pole, which fell and blocked the Caroga Lake-Johnstown Road. He was in the process of removing the pole from the highway when he accidentally touched a wire carrying 2,300 volts.
Trooper Baker had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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