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School Resource Officer at UA – Rich Mountain Dies In Ohio

(MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain campus community is mourning the loss of a treasured member of their family, Charlie Baker.

Baker was a Polk County Deputy Sheriff, and was assigned to the UA – Rich Mountain campus in Mena, as a School Resource Officer.

Baker died on Monday, July 1st in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic, a world – renowned hospital for specific illnesses.

Baker, was 60 years old and had been employed as a deputy sheriff for the last 18 years. Prior to working for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Baker had been employed at U.S. Motors in Mena for 23 years.

According to officials, they will miss his very kind and gentle nature that always provided a sense of peace on our campus. Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Funeral Services for Baker will be held Saturday at 10am at First Baptist Church in Mena.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Charlie Baker Polk County Sheriff Memorial Fund, at Union Bank in Mena.

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