Constable Elijah Baker

Constable Elijah Baker

Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1919

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Elijah Baker

Constable Lige Baker succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest two brothers wanted for arson.

Suspecting that the men would put up a fight, Constable Baker deputized several citizens and then proceeded to the suspects' home near Williamsburg. As the posse approached the the home the subjects opened fire.

Constable Baker was struck in the face with buckshot and one of the deputized citizens was wounded in the stomach. Both brothers escaped after wounding the officers. One of them was arrested in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in July 1921.

Constable Baker was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 27, 1919
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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We can only truly honor our heroes of the present by never forgetting our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 26, 2014

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