Trooper dies of injuries suffered in on-duty death


HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit has died. State police and the governor’s office announced the death Sunday morning of 33-year-old Trooper George Baker. Baker was one of two troopers assisting the Hammond Police Department with the pursuit early Wednesday. State police said the troopers were in a roadway removing a tire deflation device that had flattened the tires of the suspects’ car when they were struck by a police car. Baker was critically injured. Baker was the first Louisiana State Police member to die in the line of duty since 2015.