Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Terry L. Baker

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, January 2, 1981

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Terry L. Baker

Rest in peace Mr baker

Carson loveless

March 30, 2024

All gave some!
Some gave all!

Bill Fitzpatrick
2nd cousin

January 21, 2024

I was a Reserve Deputy for Marion County and was working that night with another Reserve Officer. If I remember correctly Terry Baker lived around Arlington and Thompson Road.
My partner and I were sent to Hooks Drugs in Southport to pick up a sedative for Mrs. Baker.
I have now worked in Law Enforcement for 46 years and have attended way too many Police funerals. May all the fallen Officers rest in peace...and if it is Gods will, may he forgive the idiots who scream "defund the police" for they definitely know not what they do !

Officer Mark A. Hudson
Washington Indiana Police Dept.

February 20, 2023

2 Days ago…. On Jan 2,2023….. Marked 42 years….. That My Brother…Deputy Sheriff Terry L. Baker….. Was Murdered…. In a Retail Store Hold up… I was 14…. His Son was 2…. We are all that is left of our Immediate Family… I am 56…. He is 44…. I am a Mother of 5…. And Grandmother of 6…. He is a Father of 3…. And a Grandfather of 1….. I Know that Terry is very Proud of the Amazing job that his Widow did of raising there son….. I personally witnessed her being an Amazing Mother….. while severely suffering from MS…. That eventually took her life too young….My Brother through his Heroic Actions has led a legacy in our Family… His Son Served in the United States Army…. And was chosen to serve in The Presidential Honor Guard…. During the Bush Administration….Because of 9/11 My Son In 2006 Went into the Army… 82nd Airborne…. And in May of 2010 Securing an Afghani Village one morning after an Airstrike the night before….. My Son stepped on a detonator bomb… that was hooked to a daisy chain of 25 other bombs( that did not go off) he amputated a year later… They Served in Honor of there Father and Uncles Service and sacrifice….. In living there lives in Service of others…. Beauty for Ashes…. In these 42 years…. God has taken tragedy and used it for His Good !!!! In The Lords economy…. NOTHING IS WASTED…. Thank you to all who has Remembered my Brother… His Son and I Greatly Appreciate…. Your Kindness…… Jan 4,2023

ELi Summers Mckee

January 4, 2023

I worked with Terry and he was a nice guy. Very very proud of his new son. I sadly helped put him in a body bag. I have never forgotten that night

He was a good kid

Steve Gibbs
Marion County Sheriff’s Dept. Later ImpD

December 23, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

January 2, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

January 3, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

January 3, 2020

RIP brother. Remembering all jokes we used to play on each other while working late shift IUPD.

Bruce Benjamin
IUPD/Manatee Sheriff's Office (RET)

January 2, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Baker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 2, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 1, 2018

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 2, 2017

Hi I'm Dave York I'm 58 years old I'm not a cop but I remember Deputy Baker
with all this killing of our heroes I think of him often. I was a young man working at a Rogers Standard (Amoco) service station at I 74 & Post rd. in 1981 worked there around 10 years off & on for Gordon. Johnny Collins Shell station was across the street and was the hang out, take a break place for all the Deputy in that Franklin Township, Wanamaker, Acton area they all had there own coffee cup hanging on the wall in the first bay. At that time I was one of those long hair Hippy types I drove a 1975 Mercury Cougar XR7 with a two tone interior dark brown & cream that matched the sheriffs car paint scheme. I saw and got to know about all the Deputies at one time or another they never failed to check on me but at the time Terry drove a Ford LTD 2 and always kidded me & had other Deputy buds going a long with this. To hand-cuff, throw my butt in a squad or hold me in the back room take the XR7 interior put it in his squad (in one of our bays) throw his out on the lot and claim it was a search ! and who would everyone believe ! Cut me loose they all leave ! I'm left to put that ugly reddish burgundy interior in my XR7 so I could drive the dam thing and before the Boss got there and on that midnight shift at that time I believed they just might do it !
Thin I heard what happened to Terry & Deputy Morris at the Bargain-Barrel in Castleton. It was bad he was a real good man and I have never forgot him. Be in peace Deputy Terry Baker

Just A man that remembered him
Marion County Citizen

July 23, 2016

Terry, I miss you very much, and always will. I remember all the fun times we had growing up together. I want to thank you and Deputy Morris for your heroism and great sacrifice in the line of duty. May you both be at PEACE. Rest easy, my cousin.

Chris Snyder

June 10, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 2, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 2, 2015

Eternal Rest, brother.

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

January 1, 2014

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

Terry you were. My precious nephew. Your loss made a major impact on our. Family. You were doing what you loved to do. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is now, some 32 years later,you and Pamm are now together in Heaven along with your. Mother and Dad. Love you my man. Uncle. Ned Loos. Jan.2,2013

J. Ned Loos

January 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty- first anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered..

Rest In Peace

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

January 2, 2012

I was a co-worker and friend of Terry's wife, Pam. I will never forget the day this tragedy happened. Terry will always be remembered by so many people whose lives he touched. I have lost touch with Pam and their son, but I hope that they have been able to carry on and think of Terry without pain. Thank you and all of our police officers for their ultimate sacrifice.

Christine Bamford Wittenmeier
Friend of Family

July 5, 2010

I remember going to your funeral. I was only 18 at the time and started in Law Enforcement just 13 months later. Rest easy brother.


January 2, 2009



December 30, 2007

You and Deputy Morris we're killed in-the-line of duty 1 month and 16 days before I accepted a badge in Indiana. I will never forget the circumstances surrounding your death and that of Deputy Morris. I met the man responsible for your deaths behind bars. I remember thinking what a coward he was, and really how our system didn't do enough to him for his crimes. It's been 26 years now. There's been many more officers in the Marion County area that like you have lost their lives bravely, and honorably serving the public. It breaks my heart when any of those officer's are lost to us. But I still never forget any of them. It's brave men, and women like you, Deputy Morris and all the others that compelled me to choose this profession. We will "never" forget you sir! Rest well, be at peace.

Sgt. Clinton Geer, Sr.
Marion County Constable, Indiana

April 30, 2007

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