Patrolman Richard Owen Baker

Patrolman Richard Owen Baker

Dayton City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1965

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Richard Owen Baker

Patrolman Richard Baker succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when his motorcycle struck a tractor trailer that had pulled out in front of him at the intersection of South Main Street and Washington Street.

He was responding to a call when the collision occurred.

Patrolman Baker had served with the Dayton Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 290

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 3, 1965

emergency response

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Richard Owen Baker of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 90 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 5, 2021

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