Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker

Houston City Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1979

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Reflections for Deputy City Marshal Charles H. Baker

Marshal Baker is wearing a Conroe Tx P.D. uniform in this picture.
He was previously a Conroe Police Officer before becoming a Houston City Marshal.
The City Marshal's went from western style plain clothes to city issued uniforms a few months before Marshal Baker was murdered.
There were no pictures available of Marshal Baker wearing his Houston City Marshal uniform.
Marshal Baker was wearing his full City of Houston Marshal's uniform when he was murdered.
Officers were not issued ballistic vests back then.

Ross Mccammon,Houston Police (Ret)
Partner and Friend

July 3, 2023

I am a member of the Thin Blue Line L.E. M/C Club.
We will be riding in the " Ride for the fallen" at Austin Texas this weekend to honor all the fallen officers.
I have a picture of you that will be attached to the front of my motorcycle.
We will be riding together again!

Ross Mccammon

April 25, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Officer McCammon, God Bless you always and thank you for your service.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 16, 2020

NOT a Reflection..... Just a request.......
Is it against policy to name the"Other Officer"
I am the other officer. Just wondering.
Thank you.

Ross Mccammon. Retired Houston Police Of

August 13, 2020

Marshal Baker,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 16, 2019

You have not been forgotten Charlie.
I have been going to the Wall at the Police Memorial at Austin for the past 10 years to participate in the" Ride for the fallen"With my Motor Cycle Club, The Thin Blue Line LE. MC.
This event has a special meaning to me.
I run my fingers across your name each year.
After all these years, It still bothers me that my bullets that hit him were not fatel and he got away.
Fortunately the State of Texas finished my job for us and exacuted him..
Rest in Peace Charlie.
You Partner,
Ross Mccammon,
Galveston County Dep. Constable.
Houston Police (Ret)

Dep./ Officer Ross Mccammon
Galveston County dep.Constable, Houston Police (RET)

April 2, 2019

Hugs! I miss you so much. You were the best Uncle...definitely my hero. From the time I was a little girl, you were always my favorite uncle. May you rest in peace now with Aunt Dot by your side. You are my hero always....not just because of your bravery on your job but for the wonderful person you always were. I would not normally sign this by what you called me...not many call this old lady that now....but here it is. Hugs from your niece "Lou"---Elaine

No rank Elaine Rains

March 22, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Marshal Charles H. Baker. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

Rest in Peace

Houston Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

36 years ago.... You have not been forgotten....

Ross Mccammon
Houston Police (Retired)

August 16, 2015

Heroes live forever, Marshal Baker, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 23, 2013

Rest in peace, Marshal Baker. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 16, 2012

I think about you often Charlie! I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was only twenty years old at the time! I'm sure your resting in peace knowing that Charlie Bass got the needle! I will never get over the fact that my Bullets only wounded him and I was not able to shoot and Kill him at the scene, and he got away ( for a few days anyway). I just found this site or I would have commented sooner!! You are missed but never forgotten!

Your Partner and Friend
Officer Ross MCcammon
Houston Police Dept. (Ret 27 yrs.)

Senior Police Officer (Retired)
Houston Police Dept.

September 29, 2011

Rest in peace, Deputy City Marshal Baker - you're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 16, 2011

I know you loved the job you had and serving others. You will never be for gotten and you will forever be loved. Words cannot express how much I miss you!


July 14, 2011

August 16, 1979...30 years ago today. We will never forget.
R.I.P Marshal Baker.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

August 16, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 13, 2008

Marshal Charles H. Baker,
I am proud to let you know that the man that arrested
your killer almost 30 years ago still remembers you today.
I am proud to know him as my instructor at ITT. Your story
hit me in the pit of my stomach and even though I do not know you I appreciate your courage and passion for your job.
Thank You and God Bless.

ITT @Norwood, OH student-- Josh

April 30, 2007

I want you to know how much we miss you and remember you. We will never forget you and your sacrifices to keep us safe.Daddy your only brother misses you greatly and speaks of you with pride and love in is heart and a tear in his eyes.

March 8, 2006

Marshal Baker,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. It took 7 more years, but the piece of scum who murdered you finally got his justice.


August 16, 2005

Marshal Baker,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. It took 7 more years, but the piece of scum who murdered you finally got his justice.


August 16, 2005

Charles after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

January 27, 2005

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