Officer Bio

Joseph H. Baker

End of Watch: 10/1/1875

Age: 40

Rank: Sheriff

Agency: Portage County Sheriff's Office

Length of Service:

County: Portage

Location On Memorial: V

Personal Information

Incident Surrounding Death
Sheriff Baker was shot while trying to serve eviction and judgment papers.  He was shot from an upstairs window as he approached the house.  He remained on the scene for some time before being taken to a nearby house where he died the next day.