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 J. M. Baskin was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance on Colcord Avenue involving a man who refused to 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 on May 15, 1942.

Patrolman Baskin was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 46
  • 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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J.M. was my Great Grandfather. My youngest son carries his middle and last name as to continue the legacy of this fallen hero in our family.

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March 11, 2023

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