Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Curtis R. Baker

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Curtis R. Baker

Rest in peace Officer Baker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 2, 2021


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 2, 2015

As we approach the 30th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice please know the Chicago Police Department shall never forget your ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 19, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Baker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others in the City of Chicago.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 2, 2010

I just wanted to let your family and friends know that there are many out there who know the pain that you feel today. My brother Roger was killed 4 years ago today on June 2nd. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many folks who care. I pray that God will bless you with many precious happy memories to help fill your heart "especially today".

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 3, 2009

Officer Baker you will never be forgaotten , your dedication and service is greatly missed........thank you for sharing the thin blue with me and continued rest........gently brother rest , we have the watch from here .

officer val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

November 18, 2008



April 7, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 17, 2007

this from your other nephew always thinking about u me and my family have u in our hearts still remeber all the laughs much love


March 18, 2007

I am the nephew of this fallen soldier. My uncle Curtis is the twin brother of my father Carl R. Baker. I am a 10 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. My start date was June 5, 1995. I was always proud and facinated with the accomplishments of my uncle, and the fact that he was an officer. He was overly kind and loving to me, and my prayers STILL go out to him. I truly wished that I could follow his foot steps, though hearing what kind of officer he was then by those who remembered him, I could never match the intensity and courageousness he had. I still love you Unc, and may God bless you in heaven. I hope I represented you on this department well! Peace, Mike!!

Officer Michael A. Baker
Chicago Police Department

January 27, 2006

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


March 10, 2004

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