George Baker, the Louisiana State Trooper that died Sunday after he was injured in a police chase in Hammond last week, was a hero in every way. According to, Baker served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and was deployed on a combat tour in the Middle East. That makes him a military hero. Baker began his career in law enforcement and served with the Greensburg Police Department for four years. Then joined served with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office for three years. Then joined the Louisiana State Police, where his career ended due to his heroism. But, that wasn’t enough for George Baker. Baker made the selfless decision to donate his organs to help others in need. He is a life-saving hero in every way.

Baker's selfless commitment to his fellow Louisianans represents the best of us and he continues to serve even after his passing by having his organs donated to help others in need. His courage and bravery will never be forgotten.  - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Trooper George Baker was 33 when he died. He was led by fellow law enforcement offers as they escorted his body to donate his organs.  The Louisiana State Police posted a video with the description that read, “In his last act of selfless service, Trooper Baker was escorted to donate his organs, so others may live. It will take your breath away when you watch it.

Louisiana State Police Twitter
Louisiana State Police Twitter

More than 112,000 people across the country are waiting for donations and more than 2,000 of those are in Louisiana. One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation. They can also help enhance the lives of fifty or more through tissue and cornea donation.

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