Today we honor Deputy Jason Baker who was killed in the line of duty on today’s date in 2001. At approximately 7:20 pm, Deputy Baker attempted to investigate a vehicle with four subjects who refused to stop. The suspect’s vehicle turned a corner, and set up an ambush from inside the car.
When Deputy Baker approached 32nd Street and Brouse Avenue, the suspects opened fire, fatally striking Deputy Baker.
One of the suspects was shot and killed the next day after exchanging shots with officers for eight hours. The other three suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
You can celebrate Jason’s life at the Heroes of Public Safety Monument in Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, and participate in the 17th annual Beyond the Badge 5k Run and Walk on Sunday, September 23rd. Thank you for your service Jason- we continue to serve to honor your sacrifice . #impd #impdk9 #beyondthebadge #sacrifice #honorthem