Mystery surrounds the sudden death of a 29-year-old cop who just landed his dream job with an elite unit, while his heartbroken police officer girlfriend searches for answers.
- Heartbroken partner of dead cop ‘picking up broken pieces’
- Harry Baker, 29, died suddenly in his sleep on Thursday.
The heartbroken girlfriend of a young police officer who died suddenly in her sleep is searching for answers as her cause of death remains a mystery.
Harry Baker, 29, and his partner Kate Osmond, had just bought a house together on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
But on Thursday, Mrs Osmand woke up to find Mr Baker unresponsive.
The tragedy has shocked the Victoria Police Force, with Ms Osmand also serving as an officer and Mr Baker recently landing his dream job with an elite police unit.
The couple met when they were placed in the same unit while undergoing police training, and their relationship quickly blossomed.
Harry Baker, 29, (pictured with partner Kate Osmond) died suddenly in his sleep
The police couple had just bought a house together on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria
They soon became ‘inseparable’ and eventually bought their ‘forever home’, as well as a Kelpie dog named Marley.
The two also dreamed of starting a family.
Mrs. Osmond told the herald sun that his late partner would never “want to waste a single day we had together, he always wanted to go on adventures.”
“Sometimes he drove me crazy with his carefree attitude… No one has made me feel more loved than him,” she said.
TO GoFundMe set up for Ms. Osmond to help her ‘pick up the broken pieces’ has raised over $22,000 in just two days.
“Harry was much loved and adored by those whose lives he touched, both personally and professionally,” the fundraiser says.
“The sad and devastating loss of the family of Kate and Harry and their family in blue has sent shock waves and a flurry of emotions and unanswered questions.”
Ms. Osmand and Mr. Baker met when they were placed in the same unit while undergoing police training, and their relationship quickly blossomed.
Ms Osmond said her late partner would never “want to waste a single day we had together, he always wanted to go on adventures.”
Those who knew Mr. Baker say he was a ‘larger than life’ figure, serving his community with pride and a sense of humor.
However, Harry wasn’t just a funny man. He was smart and a lover of all things extraterrestrial with great admiration for philosophers and physicists like Stephen Hawking, and he was a free spirit in a sense,” says the fundraiser.
“As a police officer for four years, Harry had high ambitions to join an elite unit within the Victoria Police, something he was destined to do.
‘Unfortunately, this dream, which was close to being achieved, is no longer a reality.’