Beyond the Badge 5K Still Scheduled for Sunday, Sept 20th!
Greetings all! What a strange time we all find ourselves in. My wish is that you and yours are doing well. The 19th annual Jason Baker Beyond the Badge 5K Run & Walk/Family Stroll is still scheduled to occur on Sunday, September 20th. As we have seen in the past few months, this could change; however, we remain optimistic that the event will go on.
Your attendance this year is critical. Our public safety officers have remained on the front lines, providing all their usual services during these past months, despite the dangers imposed by the Coronavirus. They need our support now more than ever. My purpose in this message is to wish you well and to ask you to show your support for our public safety officers by registering now for this year’s event. You can register on our website by visiting heroesofpublicsafety.org/registration/. In the event the actual in-person event is cancelled we will attempt to have a virtual event, but either way, please consider your registration as a donation to the Jason Baker Foundation as we continue to educate tomorrow’s public safety officers and support them today. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Interview with Jerry Baker about Jason Baker and the Beyond the Badge 5K
Watch this recent video interview with Jerry Baker on WISH-TV 8. Jerry remembers his son, describes the details of the day Jason was killed, and talks about this year’s event on Sept 22, 2019.
About our scholarship winners: Reece H. Thompson
Reece is our newest scholarship recipient. He is a sophomore at the O’Neill School, majoring in Public Safety with a minor in Civic Leadership. Like Jason, Reece started his love for public safety early on and is very involved in his local community. He’s had the honor of wielding the torch in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, recognized as a United Way 100 Hero, and founding father and Vice President of Standards for his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi. Reece is currently an Eagle Scout after graduating as a Boy Scout Explorer with the Noblesville Police Department. He’s focused on his future goals with public safety, hoping to work for a local police department and pursue a career with the federal government. We congratulate Reece on his already amazing achievements! Help us continue to find the future of Public Safety by showing your support and donating or registering for the race on our website. Welcome to the family Reece!
About our scholarship winners: Shelby Cleek
Shelby is currently a sophomore at IU-Bloomington pursing a degree in informatics with a minor in psychology. Like Jason, Shelby is a second-generation law enforcement officer. In 2016, Shelby attended the FBI Youth Leadership Program in Quantico, Virginia and her passion for the field grew stronger. She plans to join the IU cadets and pursue a career in federal law enforcement. She is “excited for the future and very thankful for Jason Baker and his family. This scholarship has given me an additional motivation and reason behind my dreams.” It’s because of you that Shelby is able to continue her passion for this type of work. Show your support for her and others by registering for the race or donating on our website. Keep going Shelby!
About our scholarship winners: Alex Clausius
Alex is actually one of two scholarship winners from the 2018-2019 school year that we, as a family and event committee decided to renew again for this year. Alex has done so much since we met with him just a few months ago. This summer he traveled to London to study abroad with the O’Neill school and learn about national and homeland security both here and in the United Kingdom. He also had the opportunity to listen to experienced guest speakers from the GCHQ, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, US Secret Service and US Department of State. Because of your generous donations and continued support throughout the years, Alex was afforded this scholarship which is allowing him to focus more on his studies in public service, participation in clubs, as well as numerous volunteer opportunities within the Indianapolis community that will help him in the years to come as he works toward a career in the FBI. “Receiving this scholarship has given me perspective on what it actually means to be a police officer and a good person like Jason. I will continue to hold the values of service, community, and country like Jason and continue to spread his legacy.” – Alex – We are so proud of you, Alex!
Welcoming Heroes Property Group as a New Sponsor
Heroes Property Group is a central Indiana Real Estate company that focuses on serving the needs of our Police, First Responders and Military, as well as Educational and Medical Professionals. Whether you are looking to Buy, Sell or Build, they offer a high level of service catered to the unique needs of those who serve. They believe; ‘You give so much, it’s our honor to serve you.’ Heroes Property Group can help you with all types of real estate transactions. Jerry Baker stated, “We are always looking for those who embrace the same ideals, and support the men & women who protect and serve our communities and recognize them every day.” Heroes of Public Safety is excited to welcome Heroes Property Group as a Sponsor. Welcome to the family! Learn more about all our Sponsors here.