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Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter | Kissimmee Police Department, Florida Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Matthew Scott Baxter

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, August 18, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter

 

I met this handsome young mans' beautiful Mom yesterday at Exxon, and found out about this 'mighty man of valor' as quoted from the Bible. I'm so sorry for the family's loss and will pray for you.

Velinda Scott (no rank)
fast friend
September 20, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 12, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 8, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
September 7, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.
September 6, 2017

There is a place for cop killers "Vengeance is mine " says the Lord. "I will repay. He is the only one that can measure out appropriate justice and the only one who can handle vengeance. I pray that the Lord will provide strength and and comfort to the family and friends of slain peace officers all over.

Retired Correctional Officer Ted Carr
TDC, TDCJID, CDOC
September 2, 2017

Matt, sorry I couldn't be there for you and your sister, mother, and father.

Hanover, MD Nikki McDade
August 30, 2017

Thank you Officer Matthew Baxter for your unselfish and dedicated service, you have made a positive difference and we will not forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for the rest of us. “There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.” (John 15:13 on National LE Memorial). God bless you and may you rest in peace.

SAIC Bill Chandler (ret)
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
MN LEMA
August 29, 2017

We can only hope that the animal who murdered you faces true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Officer Baxter, your family, both home and work, are in our prayers and so long as you remain in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone.

God Bless, Brother and may you Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 28, 2017

Love you brother. Rest easy and know you will always be our hero!

Det. G. Johndro
Kissimmee Pd
August 26, 2017

Rest In Peace Thank you for your services.

Jan Koch
CCSPD
August 26, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A “uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho
August 26, 2017

WELLCOME HOME SAID OUR LORD:
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:21
My prayers goes to his family, hope you can remember the good and happy times and have faith that you will see again for now Matt is in good hands and in the present of our LORD JESUS. Blessing, love and streght for all his love ones.

Civilian. Rosa Monk
Mother's friend
August 25, 2017

R.I.P Thank you for your service.

Peter Manzoni
August 25, 2017

Till Valhalla brother.

Officer S Duque
APD
August 25, 2017

Rest in Peace brother.

Sergeant Chip Koepke
Longview Police Dept TX , former Osceola SO
August 24, 2017

Rest in Peace, Hero. May God comfort your family and friends. I honor you. God Bless you....

Noranne Stubbs Lenox - Office Coordinato
Ariozna Departmetn of Public Safety
August 24, 2017

Our hearts bleed blue for your loss. From every security officer at Orlando Regional Medical Center (Orlando Health) we salute you and your family during this time. You will forever be in our hearts.

Security Department
Orlando Regional Medical Center
August 24, 2017

Thank you for your service Officer Baxter. Praying and thinking of your family and entire KPD family.

Cristal W
SAPD
August 24, 2017

God bless you my brother!

Police Officer III E. Veloz
LAPD
August 24, 2017

Rest in peace...

Sam Leigh (Former Federal Police Officer, PFPA)
August 23, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department
August 23, 2017

God bless

Trooper J Jaynes
Arizona State Troopers
August 23, 2017

Bless you Matthew. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

LASD Deputy LA County
Los Angeles County Sheriff
August 23, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Matthew's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
August 22, 2017

 
 

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