Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Captain Josiah D. Baxter Age: 57 years old Tour: 17 years Plymouth Police End of Watch: Monday, May 3, 1875
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 prison.

Captain Baxter was survived by his wife.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

Our Strength is in their Memories