Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman J. M. Baskin

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1936

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Reflections for Patrolman J. M. Baskin

J.M. was my Great Grandfather. My youngest son carries his middle and last name as to continue the legacy of this fallen hero in our family.

Great Grandson

March 11, 2023

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

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

August 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Patrolman J. M. Baskin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Waco, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends, co-workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


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

August 24, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2013

I just read the memorial for Officer Baskin. How sad to think that his life was taken for the theft of service of a one dollar taxi fare. Nonetheless, he gave his life for us and he will always be remembered as a true American hero. God bless the family of Officer Baskin.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

April 26, 2005

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