Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/19/1909
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 14 years
Policeman Edward Lowry was shot and killed as he escorted a prisoner to the police station. The man had been arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female.
As the two walked to the police station the man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, mortally wounding Policeman Lowry.
The suspect was convicted of Policeman Lowry's murder and sentenced to death, but the Nebraska Supreme Court subsequently reversed the verdict. During a second trial, he was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He was then furloughed by the governor after serving only five and a half years, and then deported from the United States.
Policeman Lowry had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.