Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
March 13, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 36 — Daily Edition
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IN HONOR OF SERGEANT LORAN LEE ``BUTCH'' BAKER, JR.
(Extensions of Remarks - March 13, 2013)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E289-E290] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN HONOR OF SERGEANT LORAN LEE ``BUTCH'' BAKER, JR. ______ HON. SAM FARR of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a brave and honorable community hero, the late Sergeant Loran Lee ``Butch'' Baker, Jr. A Sergeant in the Santa Cruz Police Department, Butch was known not only for his investigative ability and skills in gathering intelligence, but also for his larger-than-life personality, his commitment to his family, his [[Page E290]] sense of humor, and his continual love for others. An avid sports fan, Butch enjoyed watching NASCAR races, and cheering for his favorite teams, The San Francisco Giants and The San Jose Sharks. Butch was born in San Francisco, California in 1961, and met his future wife, Kelly, when they were only ten and eleven years old. In 1985, Butch joined the Santa Cruz Police Department, where he displayed an unwavering commitment to protect and defend the citizens of the City of Santa Cruz. In 1989, Butch earned a Medal of Valor in for his heroic actions following the earthquake. Additionally, Butch earned numerous state and federal law enforcement awards throughout his career. Butch lost his life in a senseless act of violence, but his legacy will never be forgotten within our community, and throughout the extended law enforcement family. My thoughts are with Sergeant Baker's family, including his wife, Kelly, his daughters, Jillian and Ashley, and his son, Adam. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of Sergeant Loran Lee ``Butch'' Baker, and to promise that his life and his legacy will never be forgotten. ____________________