NJ Establishes “Corrections Officer Day”

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TRENTON – Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno signed legislation today designating July 30th “Corrections Officer Day” in New Jersey

The law (A-481/A-2126), named “Fred Baker’s Law” after Senior Corrections Officer Fred Baker who was brutally stabbed to death by an inmate at Bayside State Prison in Leesburg on July 30, 1997, designates July 30th of every year Corrections Officer Day in New Jersey to recognize and honor all corrections officers for their hard-work and continuous efforts to keep the residents of New Jersey safe.

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno hugs Fred Baker’s sister Kelly Anne Hawk while father Fred Baker, Sr. and son Jason Baker look on after signing A481 or “Fred Baker’s Law” which will designate July 30th of each year as “Corrections Officer Day” in New Jersey at the Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

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