Type of Officer: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jurisdiction: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Death Date: 4/17/1937
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Baker, a Kansas City bureau FBI agent assigned to eastern Kansas, was taking out a post office box belonging to Robert Suhay and Glen Applegate, suspect of robbery. When the two appeared to claim the contents of the box, Baker identified himself and attempted to arrest the two men. They turned and fired, killing Baker in the lobby of the downtown Topeka post office.