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Historic Cemetery Org Planning Fundraiser to Honor Fallen Officer

July 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A local historical group is planning a fund raising effort later this year to honor August Baker.  In 1907, Baker, a Cumberland police officer, was killed by gunfire while trying to apprehend a drunk and disorderly man from an area that is now known as South Wineow Street. The Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization has agreed to sponsor a project to erect a large gravemarker in Greenmount Cemetery for Baker and seven family members. Michael Mudge serves as chaplain for the organization and he told the city council the plan is for a dedication ceremony in May of next year…