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Patrolman Clarence Bower | Maywood Police Department, California Maywood Police Department, California

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Clarence Bower

Maywood Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 5, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Clarence Bower was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeder on Atlantic Boulevard.

The driver of the vehicle he was attempting to stop suddenly swerved on 55th Street. As Patrolman Bower tried to make the turn his motorcycle struck the curb and he was thrown to the ground.

He was taken to Maywood Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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For clarification, Officer Bowers was recognized at both State (CA) and National Police Memorials. He was also recognized by the City of Maywood and a brass plaque was placed at a tree at Maywood Park. Before Maywood PD disbanded, the last Police Chief honored Officers Bowers, Hoglund and Kelley by having 3 stars embroidered on uniform shoulder patches. May God bless these 3 men for their ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty.

Rick Lopez
Chief of Police
1997-2002

Rick Lopez, Police Officer
Santa Ana School Police (California)
March 23, 2015

 

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