Deputy Sheriff Charles Richard Baker, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Charles Richard Baker, Sr.

Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 1999

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Charles Richard Baker, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Charles Baker was killed in a single vehicle accident while responding to an assistance call.

He was en route to backup a Maine State Police trooper when he lost control of his patrol car and it flipped over on Route 2, in Palmyra. He was ejected from the cruiser and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Baker had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 1314

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Baker, it has been 24 years since you were taken from us. I hope you son Rick has returned safely and your family as doing well, happy in the memories of you. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 15 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 28, 2023

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