Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 18, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Matthew Scott Baxter

Rest in Peace Officer Baxter. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 21, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

August 21, 2017

My deepest condolences to his family both Blood and Blue

Hannah Penn
Friend of Ofc. Eric Mumaw EOW 2/2/17

August 21, 2017

Anytime a law enforcement officer is killed it is tragic however the death of Matthew Baxter is especially painful as his death has affects in our community where he grew up and graduated from Jefferson High School. We share the grief of the family and community in the passing of this dedicated young man. Rest in Peace from your extended family and friends in West Virginia.

Pete Dougherty, Sheriff
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

August 21, 2017

RIP sir, "No greater a man than he who will lay down his life for another"

Sgt. Andy Hynek
La Porte County, Indiana Sheriff's Department

August 21, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 21, 2017

My heart goes out to the families, friends and department of these two brothers. Stay strong together through these tough times.

Deputy Ken Koehler
Scott County Sheriff's Office

August 21, 2017

On behalf of the Haralson County Sheriff's Office, Georgia and myself, "We thank this young man for his service and dedication" This line of work is getting tougher everyday and it takes a person with this calling to do our jobs. As a Veteran LE Officer I appreciate you answering the call. RIP Sir. You so deserve some peace!

Captain Teresa Pilcher
Haralson County Sheriff's Office, Bremen, Ga

August 21, 2017

Thank you for your service to our community Matt! Although I didn't know you personally, I know many that do and they have nothing but the best to say about you. I'm comforted knowing you have Sam to make you smile and both of you can protect us from above. Rest in Peace my brother in Blue!!

Deputy J. Teems
Osceola County Sheriff's Office

August 21, 2017

Wishing you all peace and comfort today and in the days to come.

With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 21, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Baxter!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 21, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy!

Court Security Deputy Sheriff
Orange County Sheriffs Office

August 21, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Baxter. May God watch over your family, friends and fellow Officers of the Kissimmee Police Department. Thank you for your service.

Susan Ball
Judicial Process Server, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Brevard County, FL

August 21, 2017

Our officers and families are so very sorry for the loss of your heros. It is never easy to understand why something so heart breaking occurs. We all send our love for your officers and families

Officer Kellie Riley
California Highway Patrol

August 21, 2017

Thank you for your service and for being the type of Officer I admired and respected. I will miss your sense of humor and your kindness.

Judy A Creveling-Siwko
Bonds & Dockets, Osceola Co Corrections

August 21, 2017

Deepest Sympathy to the Howard and Baxter Families and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Kissimmee Police . Kissimmee Florida.

Chapalan Terry L Longacre
FOP Red Rose Lodge 16 Lancaster Pa.

August 20, 2017

Rest in Peace my fellow brother in blue. May God receive you with open arms as we continue to fight the evil in this world.

Sgt. John A. Negron
BradentonPolice Department, FL

August 20, 2017

Our prayers are with you and your family. Rest In Peace

Sergeant Andrew Jones
Vernon Hills Police Department

August 20, 2017

Matt, you will forever have my admiration and utmost respect. I always greatly appreciated your willingness to help and positive attitude. We all love you. You and Sam will be missed but never forgotten. Rest easy my brother.

Det. G. Johndro
Kissimmee Pd

August 20, 2017

Thank you for serving the Community and giving your life to make the streets safer for the people around you. Senseless acts of violence and yet you both continued your work. May peace and comfort heal your blood and blue family.

Sgt. Paula M. Barnes
former Sgt Kissimmee Police Dept

August 20, 2017



August 20, 2017

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

August 20, 2017

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

August 20, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms.

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police

August 20, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Your loss is felt but your service to your community lives on. We'll take over the watch from here.

CPT. (former) Ahmed Danso-Faried
United States Army

August 20, 2017

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