Start: Wayne Township Station 84
End: Plainfield Fire Territory Station 122
Map: Google Map
Date: Sep 23, 07:41 PM
Target Pace: Any pace
Jerry Baker (Fire)
Jerry Baker served as a Firefighter/EMT with the Town of Plainfield for almost 21 years before losing a courageous battle to occupational cancer in February of 2012. Jerry started his career with the Town of Plainfield on May 2, 1991 and served as Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, Lieutenant and Fire Prevention Officer during his career. He was proud of his work as Boy Scout Troop Leader, worked at private ambulance service and the Greenwood Fire Department before joining the Plainfield Fire Department in 1991. Jerry is the only member of the Plainfield Fire Territory to die in the line of duty and has not been forgotten.
Jim Pound (Police)
This leg of the Great American Relay is a tribute to Retired Plainfield Chief James “Jim” Pound. James Pound, originally born in Terre Haute IN., served in the United States Air Force before applying and being appointed as a police officer for the Town of Plainfield Oct. 2, 1968. Pound was a member of the 4th graduating class of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Pound was found to be a leader early on and soon made rank quickly obtaining the rank of sergeant in 1970, lieutenant in 1972, captain in 1974 and deputy chief in 1976. During that time, he received training in supervision, criminal investigations, terrorism, bomb disposal and numerous other trainings. This training and leadership prepared him to lead the agency as the 4th documented Chief of Police from 1978 to 1988. Chief Pound retired from the Plainfield Metropolitan Police Department October 12, 1988. Chief Pound will be remembered for many things but what was important to him was volunteering with youth as a coach and 4-H mentor. He was also the first Chief to add a K9 and handler to the agency.
James Pound went on the serve at the Indiana Department of Corrections as an internal investigator for an additional 19 years and then at the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for 5. Retired Chief Jim Pound passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, and will forever be remembered by Plainfield PD for his selfless lifelong service to the Town of Plainfield and all of Hendricks County.
Charity: Firefighter 5
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