Sergeant Daniel Scott Baker

Sergeant Daniel Scott Baker

Dickson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Daniel Scott Baker

Sergeant Daniel Baker was shot and killed while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sam Vineyard Road and Tidwell Switch Road.

Dispatchers lost contact with Sergeant Baker after he arrived at the scene and other officers were sent to make contact with him. His vehicle was tracked by GPS and located several miles away by an officer from another agency. His body was located inside of the vehicle.

The subject who shot him was found days later and was arrested with Sgt. Baker's handcuffs.

Sergeant Baker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and family including his father and stepbrother, who serve as law enforcement officers with the Spring Hill Police Department.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 95
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

stolen vehicle, suspicious vehicle

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Daniel Scott Baker - so handsome, full-of-spunk, goodness and kindness. He loved his job - serving his country and community! He loved his family dearly. He was so young. Full of life. And, taken away so senselessly. :(

It is true ... Grief is the price we pay for love. I love Daniel dearly. Life is so different -difficult- without him. I try to focus on how wonderfully lucky I am to be his mother - how God directed my path to him. I reflect on great memories, talk to Daniel often - and I do feel he is always near. His smile and personality lives on in his sweet daughter, Meredith - I can’t hug her enough...She is such a joy...I love her and her sweet momma so much!! All while missing my sweet I wish every day to wake from this horrific nightmare! #95YouShouldBeHere #BakerStrong

Melissa Baker Bohn

June 17, 2019

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