Officer Ronald Dale Baker

Officer Ronald Dale Baker

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1983

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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.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 4264

Incident Details

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

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Officer Baker, your assailants may have done the cowardly thing and committed suicide to avoid any justice here on earth, but rest assured that they answered to a higher court and authority involving a higher form of justice. Please know that you service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten! Watch over your LE brethren from above and especially the amazing men and women of the Dallas Police Department. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 28, 2020

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