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Sergeant Investigator Fredrich Adam Sowders | Burleson County Sheriff's Office, Texas Burleson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Investigator

Fredrich Adam Sowders

Burleson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 904

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .308 caliber

Offender: Capital murder charges dropped

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Sergeant Investigator Adam Sowders was shot and killed as he and seven other officers attempted to serve a no-knock warrant at rural home on County Road 278, near Snook, at approximately 5:30 am.

As the team made entry into the home they were met with gunfire from a .308 caliber rifle and Sergeant Sowders suffered fatal gunshot wounds. The subject who shot him was initially charged with capital murder, but a Grand Jury returned a no bill on the charges based on the suspect's self defense claims. The grand jury indicted the man on felony possession of marijuana while in possession of a deadly weapon.

Sergeant Sowders had served with the Burleson County Sheriff's Office for seven years and had previously served with the Somerville Police Department.

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Even though time passes on, you, your service and the men and women of Burleson County Sheriff's Office are not forgotten.

Retired, Doug Kunze
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December 22, 2014


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