Chief of Police William Frederick "Fred" Baird

Chief of Police William Frederick "Fred" Baird

Fairbury Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, February 11, 1899

William Frederick "Fred" Baird

Chief William Baird was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect.

Chief Baird located the man hiding in the basement of a home and was shot as he attempted to place him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of Chief Baird's murder and sent to prison.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Chief Baird,
On today, the 118th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fairbury.


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February 11, 2017

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