Trooper George Baker
Louisiana (LA) State Police
End of Watch: May 24, 2020
On May 20, 2020, Trooper George Baker and another trooper were inadvertently struck and critically injured by a Hammond patrol car while removing a tire deflation device that had flattened the tires of a suspect’s car during a vehicle pursuit. Trooper Baker succumbed to his injuries on May 24, 2020 and the other trooper was treated and released. Trooper Baker is the 22nd law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the third officer fatality from the state of Louisiana in 2020.
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