The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Francis P. Baker

Rank: Detective

Shield Number:

Command: Unknown

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.

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