Special Agent Wimberly W. Baker

Special Agent Wimberly W. Baker

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, April 17, 1937

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Wimberly W. Baker

Special Agent Baker was shot and killed in the main U.S. Post Office in Topeka, Kansas. He and another agent were conducting surveillance of the post office when their target, a suspected bank robber, entered. As they attempted to arrest the suspect, the man and an accomplice opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Baker. The men were arrested later that night in Nebraska. Both men were convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. They were both hung at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary on August 12, 1938.

Agent Baker had only been with the agency for one year.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1938

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