Corporal Leroy John Baker

Corporal Leroy John Baker

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1930

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

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