Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Plymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, May 3, 1875

Add to My Heroes

Josiah D. Baxter

Captain Baxter was shot and killed while trying to arrest a domestic abuser. The suspect was captured a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Captain Baxter was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

I stop at your resting place and say a few words every chance I have. You are not forgotten, sir, and I promise you, your wife, and your child will have a proper memorial.

Rest easy. We have the watch.

Karl V. Roth, Patrolman
Plymouth Police Department

October 15, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.