By Sheriff Scott Henriod WPCSO

This week’s Sheriff’s Corner I would like to take a few of your reading moments to recognize the passing of Sergeant Sam Baker.

Sam started his law enforcement career with the White Pine County Sheriff’s where he served for 25 years. He retired June of 2008.

When I began my law enforcement career in 1987 I had the privilege to work with Sam for all those years. We shared experiences together that stretched and strengthened us and tested us. I knew Sam to be a man of integrity. Sam was an individual who wanted to try everything and he lived his life accordingly. If there was an adventure to be had I’m sure Sam had done it or was making plans to participate in it.

I learned from him and knew that I could count on him when things were bad and good. When I heard that Sam had passed away due to a medical complication I felt as if the community had lost a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

The Sheriff’s Office also sends their love and support to his family. I would like to express my appreciation to the Baker family for sharing Sam with White Pine County for those 25 years of service. He truly made a difference in the lives of many and he will truly be missed.

Sam Baker served the citizens of White Pine County for 25 years. We will miss you Sam.