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Policeman Edward Lowry | South Omaha Police Department, Nebraska South Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

Policeman

Edward Lowry

South Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Friday, February 19, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/19/1909

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to 14 years

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 100th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 19, 2009

 

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