Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Corporal Harold Franklin Baird, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 2000

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Harold Franklin Baird, Jr.

My precious son, this month has been hell. I miss you so very much. I hope when I die I get to see you one more time before God sends me to Hell. Your brother David is in Shreveport living with your dad. Your dad has dementia. That is another reason I am so sad. David is really helping him so far. Your youngest brother is being a real boo boo head again. Please watch over your brothers, and your son and daughter. I miss them terribly. I have no one here to cry with when I need a great big hug. In my pity potty aren't I. Love you forever, momma,

Sharon K. Dickerson My rank is MOTHER.

March 25, 2022

Hello my son. I know you have been watching over all of us. Your brothers spent a couple days together for this Christmas. Oh how I miss you. Your wife and children came over for Christmas this year too. Thank you. I am sure we all keep you very busy up there in heaven. I hope to see you again some day. Love you forever and will never forget you were my first born son.

Sharon K. Dickerson

January 6, 2022

I was in Dallas today and visited your name on the Dallas Police Memorial to pay my respects.

mother of Officer Craig Birkholz G. Birk
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

May 16, 2021

It has been a while since I have been on here. Wonderful to read the new reflections. To know you have not been forgotten by so many. David told me he thinks of you every day as well as I do. Please keep watching over all your family and friends. I am so sorry there have been so many new officers going to heaven this year. I always pray for all their family and friends. Will never forget you and l will love you forever.

Sharon Dickerson
Hal's momma

September 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 19, 2020

Twenty years. I'm sure your family feels it like yesterday and miss you beyond words to describe. Thinking of them today and your dear mom who has inspired me with her strength. Respect Honor Remember

mother of Officer Craig Birkholz G. Birk
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

August 19, 2020

Sr. Cpl. Baird,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 19, 2020

Thank you all. Even 19 years later ,some days it is unforgettable. His wife.

Kelly J. Baird

December 29, 2019

Thank you all. Even 19 years later ,some days it is unforgettable. His wife.

Kelly J. Bairs

December 29, 2019

Respect, Honor, Remember. Thank you for your service sir. Thinking of your family today.

Surviving parent G Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

August 19, 2019

Once upon a time, I thought love and marriage were forever. Despite everything, I miss you forever.

Kelly Baird

January 13, 2019

Its been 17 years since your accident. Your children are so grown up. I miss seeing them as often as I used to. I hope you are still keeping an eye on us all from heaven. I know that GOD or you or my mom or dad are helping all your family make it through every day without you. Sure wish you were here for this Christmas. I am getting so old that it probably won't be that long before I will be in heaven with you. I hope. Love you forever, Momma

Sharon Dickerson

December 13, 2017

As a former DPD officer, I'm always saddened by the loss of a fellow officer. We're all thinking of you and your family on this day. You're never forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

August 19, 2017

Sharon -- I'm so sorry that you had to endure this, but hopefully you can be a source of inspiration and strength to others enduring the same pain. I guess we all have a cross to bear, but your's was a very heavy one indeed.

I'm reminded of your pain whenever I hear about an officer that dies in the line of duty. Des Moines and Urbandale (Iowa) had two officers murdered earlier this month in an ambush, and so this has been on everyone's mind.

May God's peace be with you and your family.

-Klete Geren
Ankeny, IA

Klete D. Geren

November 22, 2016

Thank you all for remembering.

His wife

November 5, 2016

Rest in Peace Senior Corporal Harold F. Baird Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is burning in hell.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 18, 2016

Hal I was thinking about you and John today and decided to visit both of your sites. What a great time we had running dope and chasing stolen cars. I can still see you walking to your squad car after roll call carrying the shotgun and pulling up your belt, I would think "You skinny son of a gun." Thank you Hal for your courage, your sense of humor and for being such a positive influence on Mitch! Leanne and I think about you often!


October 14, 2015

Today is the opening day of bird season in north Texas. Hal was an avid hunter and hunted like a wild man when bird season opened. He used to get up at sun up and head out to hunt. Then he would go to work in the evenings. I guess that's why every opening day I think of him.
Hal was very good with folks on the street and I will never forget the time a nude lady jumped on the hood of his squad car. She was high as a kite. Hal got on the radio as calm as could be and asked for additional officers and got the lady under control without any injury or incident. I was a better officer for having been around Sr. Cpl. Hal Baird.

Sergeant C. Sherek (Retired)
Dallas Police Department

September 2, 2015

I dont know how many officers died in the line of duty in my 24 years as a DPD officer but it was quite a few. Most of them I didn't know well. You were the first officer who died that I could say I called a friend so your death had quite an impact on me. I rushed to the hospital when I heard what happened but my intention was to come to your room and crack jokes with you.

When I heard you passed, I stood in the hallway and wept in disbelief. I was in shock. I looked up to you. I loved the way you enjoyed your job and were never cynical. I wanted to be like you. During my 24 years as a DPD officer whenever I felt jaded or felt myself becoming cynical I thought of you and it brought me back to reality. I am blessed for having known you.

Jeff Baum, #6472
Retired Dallas PD

August 19, 2015

Always remembered.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

August 19, 2015

Larry & I speak of you often. Saw your Dad this month. Cherish our memories of you,

Your Aunt Iris

Iris E baird
Aunt (Paternal)

May 25, 2015

Sorry I missed your EOW date on the 4th, August is a rough month for me and I know those that love you understand what I feel and experience every day.
I know they have not forgotten you as their love for you is present every day in their hearts and those precious memories of you will live forever within them. Wrap your wings around all of your loved ones and send them signs so they know you are watching over them. You have not been forgotten.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a Treasure." Author Unknown.

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

August 12, 2013

Thank you Mitch for your reflection. I am happy to know you have not forgotten my boy. I sure wish he was here now to comfort me. Lately it has been very hard. Hal your brothers sure wish you were here too. David is the big brother now and he is starting to help me and Jim around the house. He keeps telling me to eat less and better foods. I think he wants me to live forever. All I want to do is to see you. I will always love you and hope you are one of my family waiting to see me if I make it to heaven.

Sharon Dickerson
Hal's momma

July 15, 2013

I was reading all the great memorials posted on your site today and I cannot believe it has almost been 12 years. You were a great partner and an even better friend. Nothing good or bad ever happens in my life that I don’t reach for the phone to call you; I wish you were there to answer. I miss you every day and will never forget the times we spent both in and out of the squad car.

Detective M.K.Bird 6064
Dallas Police Dept.

February 6, 2012

I have visited the accident site many times on Lamar and I look at you're tiny wreath memorial on the telephone pole and say a prayer. I love working for South East patrol sir and I think about you quite often as I pull out of the station and go to work. You sir, are in my thoughts.

M. Rushing # 9694
South East Patrol Division 3rd Watch

PO M. Rushing # 9694
Dallas PD

October 22, 2011

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