Officer Tom Baitinger

St. Petersburg Police officer Tom Baitinger was shot to death Monday morning, Jan. 24, 2011, when gunfire broke out as he tried to serve a warrant. "Our community has suffered a loss today," St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon said during a somber press conference with Mayor Bill Foster outside Bayfront Medical Center.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2011