By Rhonda Leon
Garth Baker has been a Nevada resident his entire life. Born and raised in Ely, Nevada, he joined his local police force at the age of twenty-one and served them for seven years before moving to Las Vegas and becoming part of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (a.k.a. Metro.) in 1998. During his time with Metro, he served as a patrol officer and field training officer later to become a detective in , Property Crimes Bureau, Burglary, Financial Crimes, and in 2010 he retired out of the Robbery/Homicide Bureau, Violent Crimes Division.
In 2002, he was injured in the line of duty during an Officer Involved shooting and was awarded the purple heart. Since retiring from the police force in 2010, Baker has become a successful entrepreneur and is currently authoring a book to help others develop the mindset needed to become successful. It has been a goal of TheGuardian Express, to expose wrong-doings within and involving Metro P.D. here in Las Vegas. Significant issues such as officer-involved shootings and the use of force by Metro officers are subjects which Baker will discuss with us, via forthcoming articles in The Guardian Express and radio interviews on The People’s Business radio show. We at the The Guardian would like to express gratitude to Officer Baker for joining our force, so to speak. We look forward to working with him and hope that you will take interest in what he has to share also. Signed, Rhonda Leon, Editor