Tuesday, February 4, 2014

End of Watch #RememberBaldwin

"All units standby for alert tone for final call…… 
HQ to MC1
HQ to MC1 
HQ to MC1 
HQ to all units be advised Sgt. Dave Baldwin is clear from his final tour of duty. 
Thank you Sir for over 27 years of dedicated service to your community. The men and women of JCSO are forever grateful and proud to have served with you. We will never forget Sgt. Baldwin’s ultimate sacrifice. 
He is survived by his wife Crystal, son Josh, parents, his sister and brother. Your strength and love lives on in your wife, your son and your family; and your honor will live on in all of us. We are truly blessed to have been a part of your life.
Sgt. Baldwin, your work here is done. You have been a good friend to all. We will remember your warm smile, compassion and generosity. You have finished your tour and it is now your time to rest. All units break for a moment of silence. MC1 Sgt. Dave Baldwin, thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy Sgt. Baldwin; we have the watch from here.
Sgt. Dave Baldwin end of watch January 26th, 2014. 
May he rest in peace and protect us from above."

#RememberBaldwin Memorial Slideshow

#RememberBaldwin Memorial Service Photos

#RememberBaldwin Processional Video

#RememberBaldwin Processional Photos

#RememberBaldwin Processional Photos

Photos provided by Steve Nelson

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fleet Tribute for #RememberBaldwin

The Fleet Unit completed a project befitting of our hero, Sgt. Dave Baldwin.  The Fleet Manager and his crew wanted to express their condolences in the best way they knew how.  Gathering parts of the motorcycle units' stock they created a memorial.  The riders of the motorcycle unit then autographed each part in gold.

This way, explained Manager Rusty Hardy, the family members can each have a piece to cherish.  The tech responsible for the motorcycles said, "For the past 20 years I have been the sole mechanic who has maintained, repaired, and cared for the Sheriff's motorcycles. This has given me a bond with the Motor Unit and I have the utmost respect for the members of that team. I have a tremendous amount of pride in my job and take it seriously, knowing that their lives are at risk every time they get on the motorcycle. Dave died doing something he loved, he did not suffer, most likely he never even had time to feel panic.  Most bikers I know will tell me that the thing they fear most is getting old and not being able to ride anymore, not being killed by a car. Dave died without suffering while doing what he loved, we all should be so lucky.  My prayers and condolences go out to his family. May they find peace and healing during their loss."

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

U.S. Honor Flag arrives for #RememberBaldwin Memorial Services

Yesterday evening the U.S. Honor Flag was flown into DIA to be used for Sgt. Baldwin’s funeral. It was received by the JCSO Honor Guard, with support by Arvada Fire, Arvada PD, Broomfield PD, Lakewood PD, Golden PD and Denver PD.
Having the flag present at Sgt. Baldwin memorial service is an incredible honor, both befitting of him and his family. The U.S. Honor Flag is considered a national treasure and is always in the presence of a guardian. It has traveled millions of miles in honoring fallen law enforcement officers. When it arrived at DIA, there was an announcement made by an airline employee at the gate that asked everyone in the terminal to stand as it was carried off of the plane. Citizens in the terminal honored the request and stood as the flag was transferred to Sgt. Jim Parr. Sgt. Parr guarded the flag from the transfer at DIA to arrival at the Sheriff's Office.  The traditions and protocols for transporting the flag are sacred.

Photos may be viewed via our Flickr photoset or via our Facebook Page.
The U. S. Honor Flag is a flag that flew in the rubble of Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. It is a traveling flag used to honor fallen law enforcement officers and it has been all over the country, in Afghanistan, Iraq, and aboard the International Space Station.

You can learn more about the flag and watch a 3 minute video at the US Honor Flag Website.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#RememberBaldwin Memorial Service Scheduled

The memorial service for Sgt. Dave Baldwin has been set for Monday, February 3rd starting at 10:00 AM.

The service will be held at the 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, Colorado.

All who want to attend are welcome to do so.  

More details will be posted tomorrow morning (1-29-14)

#JeffcoStrong Labor of Love #RememberBaldwin

Members of #JCSO gathered this morning to stake flags around headquarters and the Fallen Memorial in honor of Sergeant Dave Baldwin. A labor of love finding the stake holders in the cold, windy weather.


Please share your memories, thoughts, prayers and condolences with Sgt. Dave Baldwin's family and the Jefferson County community.  You can access the form below or by clicking this link: Memory Form