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Chief of Police Jeff O'Dell
Kissimmee Police Department
8 North Stewart Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 847-0176
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On Friday, August 18th Sergeant Richard “Sam” Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter of the Kissimmee (FL) Police Department were both shot after responding to a call to investigate suspicious activity. Officer Baxter succumbed to his wounds that night and Sergeant Howard died on Saturday, August 19th. Sergeant Howard is the 30th officer to be shot and killed in 2017, and the sixth from the state of Florida. A suspect was apprehended shortly after the shootings.