Patrolman Irving Baker

Patrolman Irving Baker

Warren Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1933

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Irving Baker

Patrolman Irving Baker succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to arrest an intoxicated subject.

As he escorted the man to jail, the man picked him up and slammed him against a lamppost. After several hours, Patrolman Baker began to cough up blood. He was treated and released from the hospital, but he continued to feel bad. When he returned to the hospital, it was discovered that he had a broken rib that had punctured his lung. An infection set in, causing his death.

Patrolman Baker had served with the Warren Police Department for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 29, 1932
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Irving Baker of the Warren Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 6, 2024

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