Patrolman Harry Dowell

Patrolman Harry Dowell

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 1921

Harry Dowell

Patrolman Harry Dowell and Patrolman Harold Mosbrugger were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a man threatening his landlady.

The suspects' landlady and her son had called in the complaint when the man threatened to kill them after receiving an eviction notice. The man shot Patrolman Mosbrugger when he made entry into the man's room. The man then holed up in his attic and engaged in a shootout with officers.

When Patrolman Dowell arrived with the backup units he was shot and killed dismounting his motorcycle. The gunman had the officers' pinned and they were unable to assist Patrolman Dowell who lay injured in the street.

After an hour the officers fired a machine gun from the house across the street, striking the suspect three times. The gunman retreated from the window and was later found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Patrolman Dowell was survived by his wife and three young children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 9, 2015

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