Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Plymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, May 3, 1875

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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

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We have not forgotten. While we have no grave to mourn at, we have searched and have an idea. We will not rest until we can salute you properly.

Much love and respect.
Your brothers and sisters at Plymouth PD

Anthony Flood Badge 1
Plymouth Police Dept

May 3, 2020

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