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

Still think of you everyday brother. Keep watch over us.

Agent Jacob Kent
Cheatham County Sheriffs Office

April 8, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Miss you my friend, there’s not a day that’s gone by since you left us that I have not thought about our time together in training.

In the painting of life, it was a mere stroke on the canvas, but it was bold and developed a friendship and brotherhood that would not break.

I hope you are rejoicing in the fields of heaven! We miss you dearly, everyday.

Cpl. Det. James Cothron
Mt. Juliet Police Department

November 18, 2019

Daniel Scott Baker - so handsome, full-of-spunk, goodness and kindness. He loved his job - serving his country and community! He loved his family dearly. He was so young. Full of life. And, taken away so senselessly. :(

It is true ... Grief is the price we pay for love. I love Daniel dearly. Life is so different -difficult- without him. I try to focus on how wonderfully lucky I am to be his mother - how God directed my path to him. I reflect on great memories, talk to Daniel often - and I do feel he is always near. His smile and personality lives on in his sweet daughter, Meredith - I can’t hug her enough...She is such a joy...I love her and her sweet momma so much!! All while missing my sweet I wish every day to wake from this horrific nightmare! #95YouShouldBeHere #BakerStrong

Melissa Baker Bohn

June 17, 2019

I was in line at Starbucks tonight in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When I got to the window to pay, the cashier told me that someone inside had paid for my coffee. The cashier handed my coffee to me, along with a decal. The decal had your department's name on it and your name across the badge. I never met you, but it seems you have left an impression. I looked inside through the window and saw a young girl that had paid for my coffee and given me the decal. You have people out here keeping your memory alive. Rest in Peace Sir! We will take it from here!

Trooper Michael Duke
Alabama State Troopers (ALEA)

January 27, 2019

I live a short distance away, in Montgomery County. When this happened, it was huge news in the area and it was heartbreaking.
Rest in peace and honor, Sgt. Baker.

W.S. Baxter
U.S. Army veteran
Son of retired police officer

January 17, 2019

Today 8/30/18 the Millbrook High School Football team in Winchester, Va is paying tribute to Sergeant Baker. Every week the football team plays a game dedicated to a fallen hero of the military, police force or fire and rescue. We play in honor of this hero to let the legacy of that hero live on through our players. Its not to fire them up or get excited but to help them learn and honor the respect they should have for heroes like Sergeant Baker; that their world should not be condemned to only Winchester but to see that there are MANY people in this great nation that sacrifice their lives to save ours. So Thank you Sergeant Baker and his family for keeping our communities safe and making the ultimate Sacrifice for us. Tonight you will be honored!

Head Coach Josh Haymore
Citizen of this great nation!

August 30, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Daniel was killed in the line of duty.

To the Baker family, fellow deputies , and all who call Daniel beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 30th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

TLETA Class 1363 sends its regards to our brother/classmates family. Daniel was a true american hero and will be sorely missed. We have the watch now brother!!

Patrol Officer J. Will Mullins
Jackson(TN) Police Department

July 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Sgt. Baker, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue!!!

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

June 30, 2018

Thank you brother for your service RIP.

Chief Chris Edmonds
Pikeville police department

June 25, 2018

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

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
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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

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