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.

It is because of you and other officers like you that I enjoy arresting drivers under the influence.

Rest In Peace, My Brother

September 29, 2003

I had the privilege of doing a ride along with Officer Baird in 1998 while on holidays in the Dallas area. It saddens me to hear about his passing. He is a dedicated professional with a great sense of humor and obvious passion for the job. Thanks Hal for the wonderful incite that you showed into the Dallas PD and your southern hospitality. All those who you touched will miss your good-natured personality.

Thank You

Aux. Police Constable Derek Bailey
Niagara Regional Police Service

There are no words to express the enormity of the loss of Hal.  We lost a superb human being and one of the finest officers it has been my honor to work with.  We miss you, grieve for you and your family, love you, honor you and we will always remember you.  Never a day goes by that we don't feel the pain of your loss.  We love you, Hal.  We will never be the same without you.  

J. Cairns
Dallas Police Dept

Hal Baird was my brother in law (his wife is my sister).  Although I occasionally saw him in uniform, basically his life as a Dallas Police Officer was unknown to me.  Since his death, I have learned so much about him and his pride in wearing the uniform.  I would like to thank all the officers who shared stories of Hal with us while we were in Dallas.  You've shown me a picture I never had a chance to see.  Hal, wherever you are, I am proud of you!


We will miss you very much, we hope that you are having a blast in your new detail room, with your new friends. We love you and we are sure going to miss you !!!

Sr. Cpl. J.T. Sims
Dallas Police Dept

Sometimes we don't understand why things happen the way they do, but we must understand that God always has a plan.  I am thankful to have had the chance to know Hal. I don't think I have ever met a nicer, sweeter person. One that no matter what the circumstance he always had a good word and a smile. And he was always there to help whether he wanted to or not, and he still smiled. I'll miss you Hal and so will my daughter who loved to look at your face and laugh. I hope to see you again one day. Take care. 

T. Duncan
Dallas P.D.

Officer Baird will be missed very much. He was a fine officer and dedicated to helping the citizens of Dallas. He always was there when needed, whether it by action, word or deed.

Jayne E. Blair
retired DPD

We never met Sr Cpl Baird but we share in the loss.  It is a tragedy when anyone is killed, but especially an officer in the line of duty-doing what they love and believe in.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the extended law enforcement family around the world who grieves during this time.

Lee, Cathy & Chad Hickey
Family of Cockrell Hill Officer Tiffany C. Hickey

Officer Baird, we miss you, you were an exceptional officer.


Thank you Senior Corporal Harold Franklin Baird Jr for your dedication, and loyality throughout the years.  The citizens of Dallas thank you and offer tears of sadness in your death.  Heaven needed another hero!

Thanks to all Dallas Police who truly protect and serve!

Prayers and love,

Jennifer Simpson
Irving, Texas

Harold was a couragious Officer, not only on the street but also within the department.  He was recently promoted to Senior Corporal and a training officer because of a lawsuit that was filed under his name and on the behalf of other officers in the same situation.  The suit was for reverse discrimination.  Corporal Baird had the courage to go against the department and he won.  Because of his courage and stubbornness several officers benifited and a long standing policy of the Dallas Police Department has been changed.

God Bless Harold Baird


Many of us fondly remember Harold Baird from years ago when he worked part-time as an off- duty officer.  We remember him as kind, friendly, and dedicated to the Dallas Police
Force and the protection of the citizens of Dallas.  He will be sorely missed.

Personal note to the family:  May God be with you during this difficult time and always.

Teresa Gauna, Shyla Maisel, Wes House
Burlington Coat Factory

Dear Hal, Your Aunt Iris remembers you with a lot of love and memories of you as a small boy, a teenager and then later a few reflections of you as an officer, I know you loved your job and of course your family. The first time I saw you you were very small and such a happy child. I was privileged to attend your wedding to Kelly and then of course your funeral service where I heard more wonderful stories of you as a Dallas Police Officer. I will always remember you fondly and cherish the pictures and memories I have of you.

Iris E Baird

Hal was in my academy class (213). He was a great person who would give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family deeply. I miss Hal and his easy going manner.

Vancouver, WA PD

Hal is my oldest of three sons. I miss him so very much. Thank you all for your kind words. I also found out a lot of good things about my son after he was killed. God Bless you all for remembering my son. Take care and be safe.

Sharon Dickerson, Hals' Mother

About 2 years ago, I ordered an officer memorial band from Calibre press. Senior Corporal Harold Franklin Baird Jr. was the name on the band that I received. I wear Cpl. Baird's band everytime that I work; I put it on at the start of my shift and take it off at then end of my shift. I thought that it was important to have one of these bands for 2 reasons. First, it reminds me each shift of what could possibly happen. It serves to keep my guard up and to avoid complacency. Second, it means that each time that I work, Cpl. Baird's memory is kept alive. And, by keeping me on my guard, it means that Cpl. Baird is still doing the job that he chose.

Patrol Office Sean P. O'Lone
Metuchen (NJ) Police Department

Corporal Baird, your watch is over and our department salutes you and your tour. May you watch over the gates of heaven, as you watched over the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

Deputy J. Allen
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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