Jason Guilbert BAKER
Late of ?
AKA Jase, Packa, Paka, Packaroon,
NSW Police Academy – Goulburn – Class 234
New South Wales Police Force
ProCst # 99740
Regd. # 25194
Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on 15 February 1988 ( aged 18 years, 9 months, 16 days )( spent 2 months, 21 days at Academy )( Start of a new, and worthless, Superannuation scheme for Police as of 1 April 1988 )
Probationary Constable – appointed 6 May 1988 ( aged 19 years & 6 days )
Final Rank = Sergeant
Stations: ?, Maroubra ( 1980s ), Paddington ( 1990s ), Barrier, Broken Hill, Walgett, Castlereagh and Darling River LAC’s
Service: From 15 February 1988 to 13 January 2014 = 25 years, 10 months, 2 days Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: Wednesday 30 April 1969
Died on: Monday 13 January 2014
Age: 44 years, 8 months, 14 days
Cause: Illness – Depression – Suicide
Event location: Walgett, NSW
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 24 January 2014, 11am
Funeral location: Holy Family Catholic Church, 214 Maroubra Rd, Maroubra
Wake location: Maroubra Seals Club
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial located at: NSW Police force Service Memorial Wall, Sydney Police Centre, Surry Hills, D21 ( right wall )
Memorials: Jason Baker Memorial Cup
JASON IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Sergeant Jason Baker sadly passed away on Monday 13 January 2014. He leaves behind a young family.
His funeral will be held on Friday 24 January at the Holy Family Church in Maroubra followed by a private cremation.
The wake will then be at the Maroubra Seals Club. I am not sure of times etc. at this early stage.
Do NOT listen to rumour about the circumstances surrounding this terrible tragedy. Jason was a great man and a great cop and this is time to celebrate his life and pass on condolences to his family.
Deepest condolences to his wife, Alison, and daughters McKenzie & ?.
On Wednesday 18th June, 2014, Police from the Barrier, Castlereagh and Darling River LAC’s met at Cobar to compete for the inaugural “Jason Baker Memorial Cup”.
The event was in remembrance for Sergeant Baker who worked at each of the three Commands.
With Police Bank as a major sponsor the event raised over $5,000 for Jason’s wife and 3 daughters. A huge congratulations and well done to all the teams who participated.
Today in Port Macquarie we had the privilege of attending the annual Jason Baker Memorial Cup, held each year in memory of Sergeant Jason Baker. It was a huge day of touch footy, with teams from around the district competing in a round-robin tournament. After a fiercely fought contest, the Meerkats emerged victorious, with the Hogs coming in a very credible second place. Thanks to all competitors and organisers, and a huge thank you for the money raised for Police Legacy in support of our Police Family.
Jason Baker Memorial Cup
At the end of October in Port Macquarie, we had the privilege of attending the annual Jason Baker Memorial Cup, held each year in memory of Sergeant Jason Baker. It was a huge day of touch footy, with teams from around the district competing in a round-robin tournament. After a fiercely fought contest, the Meerkats emerged victorious, with the Hogs coming in a very credible second place. Thanks to all competitors and organisers, and a huge thank you for the money raised for Police Legacy in support of our Police Family.
It was 1993 when I first started working at the old Randwick Patrol,
Ironically located on the corner of Coogee Bay Road and Judge Street.
The old sandstone building was very small but filled with soul,
With the words ‘Lock Up’ carved in the sandstone on the front.
Working at this place was anything but silent.
History and character were part of what made the station tick
The other was the hard working staff that rarely reported off sick
One staff member in particular, I remember so well,
Larger than life he was every single day some would call him a rebel.
But I’d rather take the official caution, and not say,
Swearing an oath of what happens at Randwick stays in Randwick.
Was the safest cause of action, if I may?
By now you’re wondering who this person may be,
No I take that back, you all know who it is, I’m sure you’ll agree.
His legal name is Jason Baker to friends it’s Packa or Packaroon,
A one of a kind gentleman, taken from us way too soon.
No matter what you’d turn up to work with your trademark huge smile,
Making work so much easier even when things were vile.
You leave behind so many memorable moments and stories to tell,
They’d make everyone laugh then cry and a book would be a great sell.
Packa you touched the hearts of people far and wide,
It’s hard to believe you’re no longer with us and be by our side.
I know now you’re watching over us all, especially your family of four.
If they ever need anything I have an open door.
By Glen B Robinson
19 January 2014