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Patrolman John Stowe | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas


John Stowe

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 2, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman John Stowe was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a man with a gun. He was off duty in a bar when the bartender recognized him as an officer and informed him that another patron had a gun. When Patrolman Stowe attempted to arrest the man he was shot and killed.

The 19-year-old suspect was sentenced to death but later had his sentence commuted to life.

Patrolman Stowe had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 26 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 3, 2011


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