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Matthew Baxter (Police Officer)

Matthew Baxter (Police Officer)

Matthew Baxter was a Police Officer with the Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) in Kissimmee, Florida and a married father of three. [1]

Personal Life

Photo of Matthew Baxter with members of the community while on duty

Photo of Matthew Baxter with members of the community while on duty

Matthew Baxter was married to another Kissimmee Police Department officer.

The couple have three young children.

[1]

Career

Officer Matthew Baxter was a three year veteran of the Kissimmee Police force.

Death

On August 19, 2017 Officer Matthew Baxter was fatally shot in the 2017 Kissimmee, Florida Shooting of Police Officers. A second officer, Sgt. Sam Howard, was also shot and is in grave condition. "His prognosis does not look good," Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said.

A massive manhunt is underway for at least one suspect.

Three suspects are in custody, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said during a news conference early Saturday.

The shooting occurred as the two officers were responding to a call at the intersection of Palmway and Cypress streets, shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday.

The two officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the area of Palmway and Cypress streets when they were shot.

At about 9:32 p.m., dispatchers received an emergency call about officers being shot.

When authorities arrived, they found "fallen brothers" on the roadway, O'Dell said.

The officers were taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center, where they died.

References

[1]
Citation Linkwftv.comWFTVarticle about the murder of Officer Matthew Baxter
Aug 19, 2017, 5:32 AM
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Citation Linkmynews13.comNews 13article about the death of Officer Matthew Baxter
Aug 19, 2017, 5:35 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Matthew Baxter with members of the community while on duty
Aug 19, 2017, 5:44 AM