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Chief of Police John T. Rowland | Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

John T. Rowland

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, August 27, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: Not available

Badge # 100

Cause: Exposure to toxins

Incident Date: 8/27/1928

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Chief of Police John Rowland died as the result of strychnine poisoning.

A suspect placed the strychnine into Chief Rowland's drink. He died within 30 minutes of being exposed to it.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya6
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 16, 2013

 

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