NASHVILLE, TN (WKRN) – The Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the Dickson County deputy killed in the line-of-duty Wednesday morning was shot multiple times.
Sgt. Daniel Baker was responding to a call of a suspicious car on Sam Vineyard Road when he was shot.
The longtime deputy was found dead inside his patrol car a few miles away from the scene. GPS was used to locate his patrol car after there had not been any contact with him.
More than 24 hours later, a massive manhunt continues for the accused suspect, Steven Wiggins. The Dickson County sheriff said evidence from the scene helped identify Wiggins as a suspect in the case. On Wednesday night, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charged a Dickson woman with murder in connection with the death of Sergeant Daniel Baker.
Sgt. Baker served the Dickson County community for 10 years, three months and 12 days. He began working with the sheriff’s office in Feb. 2008. He also served in the United State Marine Corps Reserve.
“Not only has our agency lost a brother but our community has lost a hero. RIP our brother… We will take it from here,” Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said in a release.
Baker leaves behind a wife and daughter. His body returned to Dickson County Thursday afternoon after an autopsy was conducted in Nashville.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been released.