Claude H. Baker, Jr. (1941-1973)
End of Watch: Saturday, November 17, 1973
Trooper Baker was shot after stopping an escaped prisoner in a stolen car, on US 41 in Sarasota.
Trooper Baker had served the residents of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 9 years. His career with FHP began January 6, 1964. He was in the 24th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 6 to March 28, 1964. He was stationed in Key West and Venice. At the time of his death, he was 32. He was survived by his wife, Connie and daughter, Sabrina.
Dave Kerner, Executive Director