BY YOUSSEF RDDAD – NOLA.COM
A Louisiana State trooper whose superiors say exemplified “selfless service” and “personal courage” died Sunday after being injured during a police chase in Hammond last week. He was 33.
Trooper George Baker was among several law officers who were helping Hammond Police stop a vehicle that had taken off during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.
Authorities said Baker and another trooper had placed a tire deflating device in the road, which caused the fleeing vehicle to crash. But as the troopers were removing the device from the road, a Hammond Police vehicle struck them.