P.O. Leonard F. Baldy #1451

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Name: Baldy, Leonard F.
Star: 1451
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Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Traffic Division
End of Watch: 02 May 1960
Incident Details: Police Officer Leonard Baldy, 33, was a 8-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Traffic Division. On May 2, 1960, Officer Baldy was in his WGN Police helicopter when the main rotor blade separated from the helicopter. The helicopter crashed in a railroad yard near Hubbard and Union Streets along Milwaukee Avenue. Officer Leonard Baldy and pilot, Horace Ferry both died.

Officer Baldy was the first officer to issue a traffic citation by using a radar gun in April of 1954.

Flying Officer Leonard Baldy’s funeral mass was held at St. Juliana’s Church and he was laid to rest in All Saints Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; and children, Raymond, Judith, and Timothy.