Patrolman J. M. Baskin

Patrolman J. M. Baskin

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1936

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J. M. Baskin

Patrolman Baskin was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance on Colcord Avenue involving a man who refused to a pay a one-dollar taxi fare. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun, mortally wounding Patrolman Baskin. The suspect was apprehended a short time later. Patrolman Baskin was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds ten days later.

The 60-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years. He died in prison May 15, 1942.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 19, 1936
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest In Peace Patrolman J. M. Baskin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Waco, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends, co-workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 24, 2016

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