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.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Rest in peace Corporal Baker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2019

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