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photo of Sergeant Baxter
End of Watch:   Wednesday, October 2, 1985

Sergeant Baxter was in an airplane crash in Manatee County while assisting in the search for a suspect in four armed robberies. He had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 25 years.

His career with FHP began August 1, 1960. He was in the 20th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 19 to April 8, 1961.  He was stationed in Brooksville, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota and Bradenton.  At the time of his death, he was 57.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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