Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker

Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker

Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1979

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Charles H. Baker

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1986

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Marshal Baker,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 16, 2019

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