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In memory of Sergeant Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter, 100% of the profits from this fundraiser will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. If elected, the families may have the funds donated to a selected 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Sergeant Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm.
They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center where Officer Baxter was pronounced dead. Sergeant Howard passed away the following afternoon.
The subject who shot him was arrested approximately two hours after the shooting by members of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Two handguns were found in his possession when he was arrested.
Sergeant Howard had served with the Kissimmee Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and one child.
Officer Baxter served with the Kissimmee Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and three children
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