Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Captain Josiah D. Baxter

Plymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, May 3, 1875

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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And now it is 141 years. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 3, 2016

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