The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
Francis P. Baker
Date of Death: 04/22/1923
Cause of Death: Vehicle Pursuit
Detective Baker was killed when his car struck a pole on West 240th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Detective Baker was pursuing a stolen car and swerved to avoid another car that was in his path. He struck and overhead railway pillar and was seriously injured. He was removed to Fordham Hospital where he died seven days later for a fractured skull.