|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1862, Ireland|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1911|
Officer Baldwin served with the Louisville Division of Police for twenty-seven years until his death.
He was escorting a detained suspected burglar, Adam Wallace, back to the scene of the crime for identification purposes. When at the vicinity of 18th St. & Eddy Alley the suspect grabbed Officer Baldwin's gun and fatally shot him. Officer Michael Sullivan and Officer John Keefe were waiting on Baldwin at the scene of the burglary at 18th & Walnut Sts. Hearing the gunfire the two officers ran toward Eddy Alley. They confronted the fleeing gunman who immediately began firing the gun at Officer Sullivan. Officer Sullivan returned fire hitting the man fatally in the head.
Officer Baldwin's funeral was held at St. Louis Bertrand church. A detail of police acted as pall-bearers and escort.
He was survived by his wife and the following children: Nellie, Catherine, John, Mary and Regina Baldwin, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas McLaughlin.
The pall-bearers were Officers Michael J. Sullivan, John P. Keefe, John Carroll, Austin Nally, Patrick O'Hearn, Robert Riley, H. C. Miller and John Malloney. The escort was composed of Cornelius Savage, James Twohig, Edward McGrath, Thomas Fitzgibbons, Patrick Tally and Lieut. Schupp.
[The above information was excerpted from a newspaper article about Officer Michael Baldwin published in the Kentucky Irish American, Saturday, August 19, 1911, page 1.]
The photograph of Officer Baldwin is from The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
Saint Louis Cemetery
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