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Patrolman John Fow | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky


John Fow

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, February 17, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Fow was shot and killed after responding to a call of boys throwing rocks at wagons as they passed a grocery store on Bland Street. When Patrolman Fow arrived he entered the grocery store to investigate, and was shot and killed by the father of one of the boys that had been throwing the rocks. The suspect then fled and was never apprehended.
Patrolman Fow had been with the agency for six years.

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Sorry that loved ones you left behind never got Justice. I myself was born in 1961, I am very proud to be a distant relative of yours. I was raised just a few blocks from where you had your life taken away. I am proud to be related to a man like you.

Ronald K. Fow
Louisville Kentucky
August 7, 2017


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