Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 26 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.