Officer Andrew J. Baynes – Cranston Police

Officer Andrew J. Baynes

     Officer Andrew J. Baynes was appointed to the CPD on March 20, 1926, and for many years he patrolled the Edgewood section of the city.  On the night of August 12, 1930 he took part in the apprehension of a man who shot down fellow Patrolman Henry Johnson.  On December 8, 1949, he saved a small child from being struck and possibly killed by a car in front of the Horton School.     

     In 1943, while in the performance of his duty he suffered a leg injury which never completely healed.  He retired on November 27, 1950, after serving the citizens of Cranston for nearly 25 years.   

     He passed away on December 24, 1962, and is buried in St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket, R. I.

     Rest in peace.