WGN RADIO'S LEONARD BALDY

"Signal 10, begun in February, 1958, dealt with the staggering national
problem of highway safety. The 1960 Sloan Award was given to WGN
with a tribute to it's award winning "Trafficopter" broadcasts, a feature
begun in 1958 with Flying Officer Lenard Baldy, who met death in the
line of duty two years later."

- from: WGN, A Pictorial History

WGN traffic reporter Officer Leonard Baldy.

WGN Radio Police "Trafficopter."

 

According to Len's son Tim, "He was elected to the National 
Police Hall of Fame, as well as the Chicago Police Hall of Fame 
and had his badge number retired."


Len Baldy with his wife Peggy (right).  

 

Photos courtesy of Tim Baldy and Gary Olszewski

 

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