Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Baird

Deputy Sheriff Edward E. Baird

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 1906

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Edward E. Baird

Deputy Sheriff Edward Baird was killed in a train crash four miles east of Florence, Colorado, while escorting a prisoner to the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City.

Two passenger trains on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad collided head-on on a sharp curve. At least 18 people, including Deputy Baird and his prisoner, were killed and dozens more injured.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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You were lost... but now you're found... Godspeed.

Deputy Baird's death was only discovered recently by a Denver Police historian. His name is on the Colorado memorial in Golden and the National memorial in Washington, DC.

Captain Lenny Ortiz, Ret.
Denver Sheriff Department.

March 3, 2018

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