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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You have not been forgotten Charlie.
I have been going to the Wall at the Police Memorial at Austin for the past 10 years to participate in the" Ride for the fallen"With my Motor Cycle Club, The Thin Blue Line LE. MC.
This event has a special meaning to me.
I run my fingers across your name each year.
After all these years, It still bothers me that my bullets that hit him were not fatel and he got away.
Fortunately the State of Texas finished my job for us and exacuted him..
Rest in Peace Charlie.
You Partner,
Ross Mccammon,
Galveston County Dep. Constable.
Houston Police (Ret)

Dep./ Officer Ross Mccammon
Galveston County dep.Constable, Houston Police (RET)

April 2, 2019

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