Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

As a nurse at a NJ prison, I see the difficulties that officers have to deal with everyday. I was not working in corrections when Officer Baker was killed, but I've heard a lot of great things about him and know that there are people that miss him greatly. I hope this never happens to another family. To his family, just know that there are a lot of people in DOC that thought very highly of Officer Baker. NO ONE has forgotten him.

CMS Nurse

June 8, 2007

Sir, Thank you for our vests. God blees you and your family.


March 18, 2007

It is sad it took you dying for New Jersey to provide corrections officers knife resistant vests. Who knew that corrections officers were more likely to die from a knife wound than a bullet. Rest easy knowing you helped save many future corrections officers. May God be with your family throughout the holiday's.

michigan LOE wife

December 22, 2006

I was an inmate on F Unit the day Mr Baker was attacked. He was well liked and a fair man as seen through most others eyes who were housed on F Unit, My heart is still wrenched by what happened and i would like to extend my most sincere condolences to his wife and children. Not all people locked up are evil, but a majority are. Children, of Mr.Baker, your father was a great man and if you have any questions leave a message on this site. I am so sorry I could not help him.

witness to his death

August 16, 2006

Dear brother in L.E. I too know what it means to walk the lonesome halls of a correctional facility. The public has know idea what it's like going to work every night, dealing with these criminals and all their problems, and never knowing if we will walk out alive the next morning. The bad guys out number us always and all you have to rely on is a two-way radio and back up from another floor, you just pray that someone hears you when the call for help goes out. No one should ever have to meet their end in a cell block or pod or where ever it was you gave your final sacrifice. But know this brother, as long as there are criminals there will be CO's like us to walk the lonesome halls, protecting the rest of the world from the evils within them. Rest in are remembered....

Deputy Aaron W. Williams #632
Roanoke County Sheriff's Office Va.

June 27, 2006

Dear Daddy,

Me and mommy really miss you I have been diagnosed with diabetes . Now I'm starting to do horseback riding and we got a new dog , his name is buck .I'm really sad you're gone but I know whereever I am you will always be there with me no matter what. You were such a nice friend and daddy , I don't know how any one could do such a bad thing to hurt you . But unfortunately you can't be standing here next to me but I know you will always be near . I don't think that it is fair that I , or any one should have to lose a loved one .I know that I'm only ten now but I'm starting to understand more about whats happening to people every day .You may be gone but you're never going to be forgotten , especially by me . You may not be down here with me but you will always be above . you are the best , nicest , loving , and caring person I have ever known in my whole entire life !


June 25, 2006

Cindy and family,

Once again, I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. Keep the faith and be strong. Have faith in God and he will guide you through this.

Master Sergeant Brian Daigle
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center-Louisiana

May 6, 2006

Officer Baker,
While your family was mourning your death, my family was celebrating the birth of my youngest child. The bible says that "the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away". May you rest easy, knowing all the people your life has inspired.

Deputy James Junot, Jr.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

August 24, 2005

Only having 3 yrs on the job I can not say that I have been thru any wars, but I can say we travel a road nobody wants to travel.Your name is not forgoten by anyone, it is in our memory every day we must strap these vests on our body.
Thank you.


April 12, 2005

im an officer at graterford. i understand that this officer is a hero. he did a job nobody wants. he will be in my prayers. we as co's would all be better off if people realized the danger involved with convicted felons.

correction officer 1
pennsylvania d.o.c.

February 17, 2005

I will be at the Gloucester county superior court on the 15th of February 2005. The scum bag who took your life is trying to get a new trial. This is the last appeal he has. The word is out, and we'll be there to show our untiring support for you and your family. Never forget - always remember...

sco Drew Conlow

February 13, 2005

Dad it seems like yesterday we were out in the driveway playing basketball, or fishing somewhere. I was only a kid when you got murdered, but now I am an adult with a voice to not let your memory be forgotten. I will fight for your memory to live on, and fight for support for Corrections Officers in whatever they need. Your truly my hero I love you Dad.

Jason Baker

February 2, 2005

SCO F. Baker
I carry to work each day the lessons of your memory and wear the vest that came at your loss. I look forward to thanking you one day brother.
Until then, this officer will do his best to honor our job, our department and your memory.

N.J. Department of Corrections

January 22, 2005

Fred, It's been 7-1/2 yrs. since I saw you last. I made a promise that day to you in the ER that I would not let your death be in vain. Although you were gone by the time I saw you I know in my heart that you heard me. The job I do now, helping others who are going through the same thing, has given me the opportunity in keeping your spirit alive. We will never forget! I love u!

Cindy Baker Numbers

January 19, 2005

Fred, You and your family will always be in our prayers. May you rest in peace and find comfort in knowing you are remembered often by your fellow officers and friends.


June 18, 2004

As the new wife of a C/O I attended SCO Bakers Funeral. My heart still aches for his widow. To this day I think of them as I watch my husband put on the vest that came of this tragedy. Rest in peace SCO Baker, you and your family are forever in our thoughts.

Wife of a NJ C/O

April 12, 2004

Brother, may God bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

October 25, 2003

To SCO Baker's Family,
There is not a day that goes by that i don't think about SCO Baker. I look at his picture everyday in my locker before I put on my uniform. My wife & kid remember you all everyday in their prayers.
To SCO Baker, my Brother.......... I will Never Forget your sacrafice to this department. Thank You


October 9, 2003

I did not know Fred but met his sister Kelliann in Washington,D.C. in May 1997 and this message is for her. I am hoping that things have begun to become easier for you and your family. I know that things will never be the same in our lives after Eryk's death. Just know that someday you will see Fred again and this time you will be with him forever!!!!!!!!!! Michelle (Heck) James :)

Michelle (Heck) James

Gone but never forgotten!Because of this brave young man. We as Corrections Officers now have stab proof vests.I was at this hero's funeral along with 3 to 4 thousand Officers from around the Tri-State area.It was one of the biggist turn out ever. God bless him!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I miss you Fred


WE still remember bro


God bless, sir. Most do not give corrections their due. As a cop, you make the arrest and it's done. You have to live amongst the very worst. No gun, no vest, lucky to have mace. Everyday. God bless you sir. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Thinking of you, Kelliann

Michelle (Heck) James

Fred, I'm teaching school now, and during a program sponsored by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, the presenter mentioned you. She was talking with the kids about death row, and your story came up. It was terrible for me to hear the story, but know this: your death, while tragic for all of us who knew you, is helping to teach the kids about how to stay out of prison. You were a role model, and Kelly and your kids should be forever proud of you.

Edward F. Beck
Stone Harbor Police, NJ (RET)

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