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Heroes of Public Safety

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

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 Indiana University Indianapolis.