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Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, July 30, 1997

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Frederick W. Baker

Officer Baker,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

July 30, 2022

You took your last breath that day surrounded by your fellow Officers. That day has changed my life forever. Continued prayers for your family, department and friends. Fred you still are a great Officer

Sgt Bill Davis Ret

July 2, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 30, 2020

I will never forget your smile. You’re sadly missed.

God bless the Baker family.

Sgt F Georgescu

July 27, 2020

Corrections Officer Baker, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 11, 2020

It’s amazing to see how many people looked up to you and how many people shared years over your departure. A very well respected man and loved truly by everyone in your family. May your soul Rest In Peace....


November 19, 2019

Fred today marks 22 years of your death. It hurts just as much today as in 1997. I know Mom and Dad are by your side. You will never be forgotten by Cindy nor me. We will see you again my brother, my hero. ❤️❤️

Younger Sister Kelliann

July 30, 2019

We will never forget your sacrifice Fred.

PBA Local 59

July 30, 2019

Continue to rest in peace Fred.

Lt. Jim Russo

July 29, 2019

My condolences to the family of my fallen brother in arms. I feel the pain when any of our brothers or sisters are killed in the line of duty or off duty. May he R.I.P.

SCO Victor A.Lashley

July 29, 2019

So Many Years Have Past But The Emotions Are Still Strong, May GOD Bless You, And Bless Your Family.

S.C.O ( Retired )

July 30, 2018

Just words of a concern and my blessings

E.Double..Eri Jamak Harris
just a fellowman

September 16, 2017

We remember you and in you passing you made sure my father came home safe every night from EJSP (Rahway SP) since vest were issued after you gave your life in the line of duty. Thanks for watching over my father while he served and now myself as I followed my father into law enforcement.

BPA A. Harris IV
US Border Patrol / Son of retired Capt. NJDOC

July 23, 2016

Corrections Officer Frederick W. BAKER ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

another grateful citizen

July 30, 2015

Mrs. Baker, I trust our dear Lord has sustained and kept you through the years since that tragic day and your loss of Fred. Remembering your heartache and suffering when I met with you at Bayside State Prison afterwards to make the arrangements for Fred's honoring/funeral service. In preparation for a law enforcement honoring service I am holding here in Caldwell, Essex County, NJ this Sunday June 7, 2015. I will be sharing from my heart a Chaplains perspective concerning the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and the victims, (family members) left behind. May our Lord's Grace continue to bless and keep you Mrs Baker, and those near and dear that remain with you.

Sincerely Yours,
Chaplain Wayne A. Zosche /Retired

Former Police Chaplain Zosche
Magnolia Police/Camden County, NJ

June 1, 2015

I was there when it happened he had told the homosexual inmate he was moving out of the cell that he was housed with his bunkie and home lover and the inmate snapped.

Former inmate f unit
Former inmate

May 19, 2015

Fred's murder resulted in a 30 day lockdown,I believe it was the longest in the history of the NJDOC.Emotions ran high on both sides,sadness,fear etc.So many people both custody,civilians and I/M's stepped up in a very difficult time.Fred will never be forgotten by those who knew and worked with him,many still gather on the anniversary of his death to celebrate his life.RIP SCO Fred Baker.

Captain R,Bruce Land (Ret).
Bayside/Southwoods NJDOC

March 26, 2015

R I P Officer Baker. Rest in Heaven, my Brother.

C/O Bill Spence
Illinois Dept. of Corrections(Retired)

July 30, 2014

I remember that day vividly, I reflect on this now only because I never knew this site existed.I was working as a plumber's helper at the time and was in a crawlspace when the call came to me. To this day I remember sitting there in the dark cool and dirty spot for close to half an hour unmoving, unfeeling, just absolutely stunned in disbelief. That day I lost a Brother-in-law, but more importantly a close friend and companion who was there whenever needed and unselfishly gave of himself all he could to help others. He is truly missed to this day and I will never forget Fred. I still use a picture of us as my facebook photo, and will never , ever change it. Fred, I loved you and still love you dearly, you helped make me who I am today.

Phil Marshall

July 30, 2013

Today marks the 16th Anniversary since you were taken from us by tragic circumstances... I still remember that day well, I was 14 and had just seen my father for the first time in a couple weeks, then the call came and my father looked at me. I told him to take me to my mothers and go. At the time I didn't fully understand how close the Bayside family was, but now I do. Fred you may be gone but never forgotten and I know you and dad are having a few beers as you sit up there watching over the pearly gates.

Comm. Op. Mark Starcher
Son of Lt R. Starcher Ret. Bayside State Prison NJDOC

July 30, 2013

Officer Baker and I were classmates at the NJDOC academy he was a fine man and good Officer I was proud to be one of the Honor guard at his Funeral and sad at the same time for the loss of such a fine man and friend

SCO D Barnett

July 30, 2013

Always in thoughts!!!

retired SCO,Lisa Champion
Bayside State Prison(Leesburg)

July 29, 2013

I remember the day vividly. A sad day for all within the NJDOC. I recall attending his funeral and was proud of the huge turn out to help support the family.

RIP Officer Baker

John P. Mc Niff, Retired Lt.

July 29, 2013

reading all the reflections has brought a tear to my eye. i too was the recipient of the fred baker award for my class(215). i strive everyday to conduct myself in the highest professional manner to bring honor and integrity into a world that most people do not see. and when things are tough i think of this man's sacrifice and use it as inspiration.


March 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 the solace of all those that love and rememer you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

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