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Lieutenant Russell Maxwell Baldwin | Crawfordsville Police Department, Indiana Crawfordsville Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant

Russell Maxwell Baldwin

Crawfordsville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 27, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Lieutenant Russell Baldwin was shot and killed after stopping a man who had just robbed a grocery store of $240.

During the traffic stop both men exited their vehicles and spoke for a few moments before the suspect produced a gun and shot Lieutenant Baldwin in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison where he died in 2009.

Lieutenant Baldwin had served with the Crawfordsville Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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Just met Lt. Baldwin's son who will attend the 40th anniversary of his father's death next week in Indiana.

God Bless the Peace Makers.

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Lt. Adam Militello
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August 21, 2014

 

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