Candlelight vigil held for fallen GPD officer

Family members and loved ones held a vigil on Monday night, in memory of a fallen Gainesville police officer, who passed away 17 years ago.

Scott Baird was killed in the line of duty on Northwest 16th Terrace, when he responded to a batting cage blocking the road.

As he waited for assistance to remove the batting cage, a vehicle struck the batting cage, causing the cage to hit Office Baird.

Scott Baird's mother has been on duty herself for 13 years, and appreciates the continued support. GPD is still looking for those responsible for the tragic death of Officer Baird.