Police Officer William Baker

Police Officer William Baker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 1851

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William Baker

Police Officer William Baker was killed while assisting at the scene of a large fire at the intersection of 6th Street and Chestnut Street. Officer Baker was attempting to rescue several people and remove property from a burning building when a portion of it collapsed, trapping them inside.

The remains of Officer Baker and a prominent citizen were recovered the following day.

Officer Baker was survived by his wife. He is buried in Saint John the Evangelist Church Cemetery in Philadelphia.


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  • Cause Fire

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Officer Baker,
On today, the 164th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


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December 26, 2015

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