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

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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Hugs! I miss you so much. You were the best Uncle...definitely my hero. From the time I was a little girl, you were always my favorite uncle. May you rest in peace now with Aunt Dot by your side. You are my hero always....not just because of your bravery on your job but for the wonderful person you always were. I would not normally sign this by what you called me...not many call this old lady that now....but here it is. Hugs from your niece "Lou"---Elaine

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