Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Elmer Jessie Baumgardner

Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 1948

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Reflections for Chief of Police Elmer Jessie Baumgardner

Chief Baumgardner,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Evarts. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2023

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

Rest in peace Chief of Police Baumgardner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 9, 2019

The grandfather i never knew...must have been a great man!!!!

Mark Abner

January 27, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary 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 who was murdered in the 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2012

Chief Baumgardner, you gave your all including your life for my home state.
For that I thank you.

September 14, 2004

Granpa unfortunately I never had the pleasure to met you. But it is an honor to be related to a man who gave the ultimate sacrifice to insure the safety of others. Grandpa I hope you know that my mom Frances, your daughter, is a wonderful woman and I am sure very proud of you as well. We are all very proud of you Granpa. May God keep you by his side. Love your grand daughter Rita M. Mendoza

Rita M. Mendoza

September 13, 2004

It is unfortunate that I have never met you Chief Baumgartner, but I am proud to be a part of your family. I married the daughter of your daughter Frances - who will always be very proud of you. It was also my honor to be able to submit your name to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, a place for remembering our fallen heroes. You are a hero Chief, and may God bless you and keep you by his side. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Assistant Chief Bill Healy
United States Secret Service Uniformed Division

September 13, 2004

I have the priviledge of supervising the son of Chief Baumgardner. Carl is a security guard in Ft. Wayne Indiana, he is a fine man with an enormous pride for the sacrifice his father made for us all. It is with great courage that our fallen brothers have helped to make our streets safer. God Bless you Chief Baumgardner, you have served us well.

Reserve Officer Myrice
Ossian Police Department

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