Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker

Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, July 30, 1997

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Frederick W. Baker

Corrections Officer Frederick Baker was killed when he was stabbed in the back by an inmate at the Bayside State Prison in Leesburg. Officer Baker was working alone in a cell block area when he asked an inmate to move his belongings to another cell block. The inmate attacked and stabbed Officer Baker after he made the request.

The inmate, who had been serving a 10-to-20-year sentence for aggravated assault, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.

After Officer Baker's murder, the governor immediately placed an order for knife-resistant vests for every New Jersey Department of Corrections officer.

Officer Baker had served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 10years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge L-425

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It’s amazing to see how many people looked up to you and how many people shared years over your departure. A very well respected man and loved truly by everyone in your family. May your soul Rest In Peace....

Luis

November 19, 2019

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