Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Daniel Scott Baker

Dickson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Scott Baker

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 20, 2018

Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

CPL Timothy L Harrison
MCSO

June 8, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 8, 2018

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 7, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 6, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother... Blessed are the peacemakers, because they will be called sons of God” (Matt. 5:9).

Deputy John Cruse
Crittenden County Dentention Center

June 6, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Dickson County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

June 6, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Baker!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

June 6, 2018

RIP Sgt Baker. We'll take it from here, brother.

Officer Skiles
Spirit Lake PD, ID

June 6, 2018

Rest in Peace, my brother in blue. May God receive you in his open arms and send love and guidance to those you have left behind. Neither you are your sacrifices will ever be forgotten.

Joyce M. Pena, Patrol Lieutenant
Balcones Heights Police Department

June 5, 2018

Watching your funeral and it breaks my heart. So young RIP Sgt. Baker.
Deepest condolences to his family both Blood and Blue

Hannah Penn
Friend of Ofc. Eric W. Mumaw EOW 02/02/2017

June 5, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

June 5, 2018

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies. R.I.P. Deputy Sgt. Baker. May God bless you and keep you. May God bless your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family strength, comfort and peace. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother and know that you'll never be forgotten. " Fidelis Ad Mortem " my brother, we have the watch from here.

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

June 4, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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 Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Daniel's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

June 4, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 4, 2018

Rest in peace Sarge.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the DCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

June 4, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Sgt. Baker. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sgt. Baker - we thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

DeKalb, IL Police Department

June 4, 2018

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

Officer J. Bennett - #311
Alachua Police Department
Alachua, FL

Ephesians 6:10-20

June 4, 2018

God bless you and your family and your colleagues. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

June 4, 2018

May Our Lord have a special place in his heavenly home for Sgt. Baker. My deepest sympathy to his family

Michael Sullivan, Patrolman
Chicago Police Department, 9th District, Retired.

June 3, 2018

Rest easy my Brother. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Retired 29years. Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office NM.

June 3, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

June 3, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

June 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Sergeant Baker. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

June 3, 2018

We who have loved ones in law enforcement grieve the tragic loss of all our sons and daughters who wear the badge. My prayers are with all who grieve the death of Sgt. Daniel Baker. Praying for the day our Police Offers are once again respected and recognized for all the good they do for our society. We are all connected in this tragedy.

Dianne Miller
Mother of a Police Officer

June 3, 2018

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