Patrolman Leonard F. Baldy

Patrolman Leonard F. Baldy

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1960

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Leonard F. Baldy

Patrolman Leonard F. Baldy was killed in a helicopter crash as he was preparing to deliver a traffic report.

Patrolman Baldy was assigned to the department's Safety Education Bureau, which provided citizens with live traffic reports.

As Patrolman Baldy was preparing his report, the helicopter suddenly suffered a structural failure of the main rotor blade and crashed into a Chicago and North Western Railroad right-of-way near Milwaukee Street and Hubbard Street. Patrolman Baldy and civilian pilot H.G. Ferry were both killed.

Patrolman Baldy had served with the Chicago Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1451

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash

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Patrolman Baldy rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

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