Officer Kenneth Stanley Baldwin

Officer Kenneth Stanley Baldwin

Okaloosa County Airports Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1987

Kenneth Stanley Baldwin

Officer Kenneth Baldwin was shot and killed while patrolling the Okaloosa Air Terminal, between 1:50 am and 2:33 am. A newspaper deliveryman located his body in the roadway in front of the terminal, suffering four gunshot wounds to the chest.

The airport had closed for the night at midnight and Officer Baldwin was on duty alone at the time.

The case remains unsolved.

Officer Baldwin had served with the Okaloosa County Airport Police for 17 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

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Brother, it's now been 31 years since your senseless murder. Cold cases DO get solved and I hope and pray your murderer is caught, if still alive. Regardless, I hope that person faces true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Patrolling an airport has always been an important and dangerous job (as is patrolling ANYWHERE) but back then the emphasis wasn't as great. You probably never should have been alone, though nothing in guaranteed.

My thoughts are with your family and co-workers who recognize this tragic date and I pray you are well at rest. God Bless you Officer Baldwin.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 11, 2018

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