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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Rowe | Winston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Winston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Dennis Rowe

Winston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, January 11, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Rowe was shot and killed while checking on a car parked on the side of a roadway. Another car pulled up behind him and an occupant shot him as he walked back to his car. Two men were taken into custody shortly after the incident and a woman driving a white car with Tennessee tags was later taken into custody.

The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison January 6, 1991.

Deputy Rowe had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and child.

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You lost your life way to soon at the hands of a coward. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten my brother. May God bless those you left behind. Rest in Peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD
January 10, 2017

 

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