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 William Frederick Baird

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William Frederick Baird

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.

Biographical Info
Age: 38
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: February 11, 1899
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Convicted


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  • Created by: Elaine
  • Added: 23 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22407942
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick Baird (13 Jan 1861–11 Feb 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22407942, citing Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Elaine (contributor 46920882) .