Officer Ronald Dale Baker

Officer Ronald Dale Baker

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1983

Ronald Dale Baker

Officer Ronald Baker was shot and killed with his own weapon after being overpowered by two suspects. He was on patrol in southeast Dallas when he confronted two suspects. After shooting him they ran over him twice with their van. The two fled to Arkansas where committed suicide when authorities surrounded them.

Officer Baker had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife and young daughter.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 4264

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Dear Ron

I know you're entertaining in heaven as you always brought life to others and made us smile. I worked with you at the Bank in Pleasant Grove. You were such a fun and funny caring individual. You touched many lives in your short time here on earth. We all hated what happened to you. Thank you for your service as an officer of the law and as security providing protection to us at the bank. May your family know you are not forgotten even almost 35 years later. We don't always know why some are taken what seems too soon from us but I now trust that God has his reasons and know they are best. I'm happy he gave the opportunity for me to know you with your quirky ways and great big heart. I pray your family is well and may your children know their daddy was a hero on this earth in many ways.

Alicia Hodges Martin
Friend/Co-Worker from Bank

February 8, 2018

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