Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Loran Lee "Butch" Baker, Jr.

Santa Cruz Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Loran Lee "Butch" Baker, Jr.

Our condolences to our brother in blue. Sgt. Baker. A true hero. May god rest his soul.

Officer Edwin Lara
Cook County Sheriffs Office- Honor Guard
Chicago, Illinois- External Ops unit

February 28, 2013

Thoughts, prayers & my heartfelt condolences to Sgt. Baker's family,friends an department, may he RIP!!

Phyllis Morgan
Mom of fallen Det.Michael Morgan Jr.EOW 11/7/11

February 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Baker family and her brothers and sisters at the Santa Cruz PD during this difficult time.

~ Rest in Peace.

Captain Hector Llevat
Miami-Dade Police Department

February 28, 2013

rae ellen leonard dear baker family, please know that we, at the prayerful vigil at planned parenthood will miss 'butch's' supportive presence.............

rae ellen leonard
40 days for life

February 28, 2013

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

James W. Moore, Interim Chief of Police
Gardner, KS Police Dept.

February 28, 2013

Rip Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family & friends & your department members. Thank you for what you have given.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

February 28, 2013

Sergeant Baker R.I.P., thank you for your service.

Kevin Smith
(Retired) Detective Roxbury Police Department, N.J.

February 28, 2013

Sgt. Baker, thank you for your service. To the Baker family always remember that Sgt Baker did not loose his life to that piece of crap, rather he gave his life for his community and to protect others. What a hero. I pray that God will comfort you and give you understanding during this time of loss. To Officer Baker (son) its your watch now, but you wont have to go it alone, thats what your brothers in law enforcement are for, lean on us.

Deputy (Reserve) Tennessee

February 28, 2013

Sergeant Baker,

You sir have joined the ranks of many who chose to "Serve and Protect" in God's Presence.

To Your Family,
Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 2 years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 28, 2013

Rest in peace Sergeant Baker, you sir are a hero we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 28, 2013

God Bless you Butch. You are a hero who gave your life protecting us. You made our town a better place. May you rest in peace.

Shareen Bell
Your Future is Our Business

February 28, 2013

It is a very sad day for Santa Cruz and all of America
Our deepest prayers go out to his love ones
Something is going wrong with our America when those who protect us have to give so much for our safety GOD BLESS may HE rest in Peace

Dave Keith
a supporter

February 28, 2013

Sgt. Butch Baker was a wonderful man. I got tremendous support from him and the Santa Cruz Police Department when I lived in that town and started the Seabright Neighborhood Crime Watch to catch a serial rapist/peeping tom and to curtail drug related auto and home burglaries.
We were so successful. He was a GREAT MAN! God bless him, Det. Elizabeth Butler, Sgt. Baker's wife and children, co-workers, family, friends, and fellow citizens and all in law enforcement. I am lifting you all up in prayer. You made all of our lives better, safer. You were special people. People of honor. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Michaela B., Paralegal - The Peninsula

February 27, 2013

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue

Detective Don Vine #5896
Retired Phoenix PD

February 27, 2013

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 27, 2013

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

February 27, 2013

I, like this hero, am a sexual assault investigator and know the emotional toll of her work. He has witnessed and been exposed to more human depravity than any person should have to endure, yet he fought the good fight and gave his life for the community he served and more importantly.....for the victims of sexual violence.....thank you brother for your sacrifice. God bless his family....especially his children. May you have favorable winds and following seas.

Detective James Marsh
Haywood County Sheriff's Office NC

February 27, 2013

Sergeant Loran Baker rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved
one, and pray for you during the days to come. Butch will
be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,badges gleaming and
shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of
Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the
ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you
to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue
Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to
say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners.
A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another
member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Retired Walnut Grove Mississippi Police

February 27, 2013

Your tour here has been completed with honor, bravery, dignity and integrity and you now serve in Gods kingdom with all of our heroic and loving brothers and sisters. Those left behind will keep your name and honor alive in memory for years to come. Rest in peace brother, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired Det.
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chaplain FOP

February 27, 2013

Thank you both for your service and sacrifice. May your families understand that you are HERO's.

Harold Ponsell (Retired Sgt.)
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, Jax. Fl.

February 27, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Santa Cruz Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


February 27, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Baker!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 27, 2013



February 27, 2013

Sergeant Baker, during your tour of duty you served your community and city with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest, we will carry on from here. To the family of Sergeant Baker you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Santa Cruz Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Boss

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

February 27, 2013

Det. Butler and Sgt. Baker,
Our hearts are with your families and friends and your department. Just so not fair. Protect and serve to the very end, Thank You for protecting the innocent.

Deputy, Marjorie Dunn
SDSD (Former)

February 27, 2013

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