|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1861|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1899|
Marker erected by the citizens of Fairbury in memory of Wm Frederick Baird, City Marshall. Killed in the discharge of his duty.
Chief of Police
William Frederick (Fred) Baird
Fairbury Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Saturday, February 11, 1899
Chief William Baird was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect.
Chief Baird located the man hiding in the basement of a home and was shot as he attempted to place him into custody.
The suspect was convicted of Chief Baird's murder and sent to prison.
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: February 11, 1899
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Convicted
GPS (lat/lon): 40.74272, -88.50527
Created by: Elaine
Record added: Oct 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22407942