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Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker | Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas

Deputy City Marshal

Charles H. Baker

Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 16, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1986

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Marshal Charles Baker was shot and killed when he and his partner, Officer Ross McCammon, stopped a man who was suspected of robbing a bar.

When they attempted to detain the man a struggle ensued. The suspect pulled out a handgun and shot Marshal Baker in the chest at point blank range; he then shot at Officer McCammon but instead hit the patrol car. He shot Marshal Baker once more in the thigh before he exchanged gunfire with Officer McCammon; the suspect was hit in the thigh before fleeing the scene.

The suspect was apprehended four days later in Kentucky with the untreated bullet wound and was executed for the crime in 1986.

Marshal Baker is survived by his wife and son.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Marshal Charles H. Baker. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 13, 2016

 

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