Wake, funeral set for fallen Atlanta police officer - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Wake, funeral set for fallen Atlanta police officer

Posted:

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta police officer who was killed in a crash while he was off duty will be laid to rest this weekend.

Department spokeswoman Kim Jones says the wake for three-year department veteran Ryan Baird will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home.

State patrol officials have said an SUV Baird was driving Monday evening veered off the road and he was killed when the vehicle hit a tree.

Baird, of Douglasville, was assigned to the Airport Section of the department's Community Service Division.

The officer's funeral is being held at Big Bethel AME Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., and he'll be buried at Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices