Special Agent Derek Sean Baer

Special Agent Derek Sean Baer

United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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Derek Sean Baer

Special Agent Sean Baer was killed in a head-on vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 9 and Oak Lee Drive in Ranson, West Virginia, at about 1:50 pm.

An oncoming vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed ran a red light, then crossed the median and struck Agent Baer's department vehicle head-on. Agent Baer and the other driver were both killed in the crash.

Agent Baer was a United States Coast Guard veteran. He had served with the United States Postal Service - Office of Inspector General for over nine years and as a federal law enforcement officer with the Department of State for over four years, the Department of Commerce for a year, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over a year. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 862
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location West Virginia

routine driving


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I am heartbroken to hear about Sean's passing. My thoughts and the prayers of my whole family are with his family and friends left behind.

Kevin Doski, Special Agent (Retired)

May 20, 2024

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