Last Updated on October 22, 2021 by Maggie Sutton
Family, friends and members of the law enforcement community mourn the loss of a true hero and come together to support the family he left behind.
Sgt. Danial Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle. It was a senseless act of evil against a man that dedicated his life to serving his country and helping others in his community.
Daniel Baker was a police officer, Marine, friend, husband and father. His service started as a Marine where he defended his country in Iraq. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he followed in his father’s footsteps in law enforcement as an officer with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office. Those that worked along side Sgt. Baker recall his unique personality and the genuine care he had for those in his community. Friend, Steve Crumley remembers Daniel Baker,
“He loved the community. He tried to help out as much as he could. He was just a great, all around genuine guy.”
The death of Daniel Baker will be felt most at home with his wife Lisa and daughter Meredith. Lisa faces the challenges of losing her best friend, raising their daughter on her own, and making sure Meredith knows the hero, that is her father.
In his wife Lisa’s words, as read by Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe,
“His service and dedication to his country and community will always be remembered. The family and I would like to thank our amazing local community for the outpouring of love and support being shown during this most difficult and trying time. Lastly, I would like to ask our family, friends and community to help our daughter, Meredith, to always know how wonderful and amazing her father is.”
Friends and members of the law enforcement community have rallied together to raise money to support Daniel Baker’s wife and daughter through this extremely difficult time.
The 100 Club of Nashville is accepting charitable donations to help the Baker family. The Homes for Heroes Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to support the community efforts with a $5,000 grant. On July 9th, 2018, Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Barbara Bell, presented the 100 Club of Nashville with a $5,000 grant on behalf of the Homes for Heroes Foundation. This grant will go towards relieving the Baker family from some of the financial stress they face, and hopefully allow them to focus on healing.