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Police Officer Norman F. Towler | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Norman F. Towler

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 17, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Towler was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person near the intersection of Porter and Vinewood. As Officer Towler patrolled his beat he noticed that the man had been in the same location for several hours. He decided to question the man but as he approached the man began to walk away. The suspect suddenly turned around and shot Officer Towler five times.

Officer Towler had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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One hundred years ago this date, Officer Norman Towler gave his life in the performance of his duties. We salute him on this anniversary.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
October 17, 2017


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