Local firefighter receives hero’s burial

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CARBONDALE (KSNT) – Forbes Field Assistant Chief of Operations Michael Baker died from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 52 last week.

A Carbondale resident, Baker was a volunteer firefighter for the last 28 years. Before that, Baker served in the United States Air Force.

After a funeral service at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Topeka, the procession traveled through Forbes Field Airport. Firefighters and other servicemen raised a flag in his honor for friends and family to drive under.

The burial was held at Carbondale Cemetery, where family and fellow members of his unit said goodbye.

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