Sergeant Daniel Baker was shot and killed while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sam Vineyard Road and Tidwell Switch Road.
Dispatchers lost contact with Sergeant Baker after he arrived at the scene and other officers were sent to make contact with him. His vehicle was tracked by GPS and located several miles away by an officer from another agency. His body was located inside of the vehicle.
The subject who shot him was found days later and was arrested with Sgt. Baker’s handcuffs.
Sergeant Baker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and family including his father and stepbrother, who serve as law enforcement officers with the Spring Hill Police Department.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe
Dickson County Sheriff’s Office
140 County Jail Drive
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: (615) 789-4130