“He reaped terror on the city, at a time when we were averaging well over 100 murders a year. All that violence, compounded with the descension associated with the riots and the desegregation of public schools was fertile ground for a person who hated desegregation…” said retired Police Lieutenant Dan Baker. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast.

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(Photo from Dan Baker. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker.)

Retired Police Lieutenant Dan Baker talks about the serial killer that plagued this city for several years he was named “the midnight slayer” by local news agencies. He was linked to the shootings of 30 men, and the killing of at least 4, the majority of which took place after midnight. Dan also talks about the racial unrest, riots and extremely violent time for American Cities, like his.

(Photo from Dan Baker. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker.)

The serial killer that plagued this city for several years from 1972 to 1975, he was named “the midnight slayer” by local news agencies. He was linked to the shootings of 30 men, and the killing of at least 4, the majority of which took place after midnight.  The last murder was in federal building, when he shot the man who was in charge of desegregating schools in the area.

During those years the city experienced many riots, at least one of which was based on the racially motivated shootings by the “Midnight Slayer”.

(Photo from Dan Baker. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker.)

From Amazon.com, “Based on actual events, the book describes in detail what it was like during urban America’s most violent decade; 1965-1975 when policing was low-tech and gritty. Dayton, Ohio experienced three riots; one of which was sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man by police. The City suffered more violence when a white racist serial killer, who hated the desegregation of Dayton Public Schools, randomly shot over 30 black men over four summers.

The city of 260,000 recorded over 100 homicides for a few years during which two police officers and a popular civil rights leader were murdered. The story follows a rookie cop during the riots and later as a Homicide Detective who came face-to-face with the serial killer at the scene of his last murder.

(Photo from Dan Baker. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker.)

The story, rich with historical background, describes how blacks and whites worked together to end violence and showed it is never to late to heal racial conflict.”

(Photo of newspaper from Dayton Daily News.)

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(Photos from Dan Baker, compiled by LET staff. Profiles In Courage – Arrest Of The “Midnight Slayer”, A Serial Killer Motivated By Racial Hatred – Retired Police Lt. Dan Baker.)

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