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Meet Brad Baker: County leader cares deeply, works hard

| Staff Reporters
Brad Baker has been dedicated to the well-being of Santa Rosa County residents since he was 18 years old, when he ran across his first structure fire on the way to meet a friend to go hunting. From then on, he was hooked. He also started working at the county’s 911 center that same year, when it was housed in a closet at the courthouse and had one 911 operator on-site at night.
Brad Baker takes some time to fit children with bicycle helmets at a county event. Submitted photo

Brandi Bates, who worked with Brad Baker in a variety of capacities for six years, wrote this story for the Press Gazette. She wanted to honor a man who has done and continues to do so much for Santa Rosa County and beyond. Her motivation was her admiration of Baker.


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