Detective Sergeant Francis P. Baker

Detective Sergeant Francis P. Baker

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 22, 1923

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Francis P. Baker

Detective Sergeant Francis Baker was killed when his car struck a pole on West 240th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

Sergeant Baker was pursuing a stolen vehicle and swerved to avoid another vehicle that was in his path. He struck a pole and was seriously injured. He was taken to the Fordham Hospital where he died seven days later from a fractured skull.

Sergeant Baker was survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 15, 1923
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

single vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Det. Sgt. Baker,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 22, 2023

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