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Heroes of Public Safety - Honoring those that gave their lives serving others.

Beyond the Badge 5K Still Scheduled for Sunday, Sept 20th!

REGISTER NOW! SEPT 20th is just around the corner! The 19th annual Jason Baker "Beyond the Badge 5K Run & Walk / Family Stroll" is still going on, and your attendance and/or support is needed. We have a Safety Plan in place for the event that includes:

  • Distancing wherever possible (and staggered start times as needed).
  • Taking the temperature of all volunteers and staff.
  • Placing sanitizing stations throughout the event site.
  • Shortening the opening ceremonies.
  • Having an outside church service.
  • Keeping the Mausoleum building closed.
  • Encouraging anyone not feeling well, or with a higher than normal temperature, to please stay home.

With these precautions, we feel that we can run this outdoor event safely. If things change and we are forced to cancel the event, all registrants will automatically be switched to a virtual event, and shirts will be mailed. Refunds cannot be offered in this situation.

If you can't make the event this year, please still register and consider your registration fee a donation to the organization, which is a not-for-profit that provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing careers in public safety. This is our primary fundraiser, and our Heroes and Future Heroes truly need your support this year more than ever.

Please Register Now, and/or Make a Donation.

A Time to Say Thanks!

“Never forget those who have given their lives for their community and never forget those brave men and women who continue to serve every day.”

Jason M. Baker
Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy
Sept 25, 1976 – Sept 17, 2001

On September 17, 2001 Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason M. Baker made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. His sacrifice became the inspiration for the Beyond the Badge 5K Run & Walk held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Jason’s father, Jerry Baker, a law enforcement officer since 1972, established the run as a legacy to the sacrifice Jason made and to honor fallen public safety heroes. It also serves to thank those who currently work in public safety on a local, statewide, and national level. This event helps to support the Jason M. Baker Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing a career in public safety at an Indiana college or university.