Officer Robert J. Baker

Officer Robert J. Baker

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1948

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Robert J. Baker

Officer Robert Baker was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Shelby and Calhoun streets.

The suspect was later apprehended, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to three years in prison.

Officer Baker was a United States Army Air Corps WWII veteran and had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

hit-and-run, motor officer

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Officer Baker,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 2, 2023

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