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Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter | Kissimmee Police Department, Florida Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

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Matthew Scott Baxter

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, August 18, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Police Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm.

They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center where Officer Baxter was pronounced dead. Sergeant Howard passed away the following afternoon.

The subject who shot him was arrested approximately two hours after the shooting by members of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Two handguns were found in his possession when he was arrested.

Officer Baxter served with the Kissimmee Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and three children

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Sergeant Richard Samuel Howard
Kissimmee Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Cause: Gunfire

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Matthew aka Bunky your nick name from birth I love you my son my love for you will never die ,I know you r resting and God has you that is my comfort and I know i will see you again with open arms to hold you and kiss you like you always told me "MOM I GOT THIS " and God has you THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND BEING MY SON I'M PROUD ...

November 17, 2017


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