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Officer John H. Fowler | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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John H. Fowler

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 9, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Hanged

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Officer John Fowler was shot and killed while supervising a chain gang.

One of the prisoners attempted to escape but was caught by Officer Fowler near First and E Street, NW. A struggle ensued and Officer Fowler was shot and killed with his own weapon. The suspect was apprehended by another officer and hanged for the crime.

Officer Fowler had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 14 years and had served in the Civil War as a private in Company D; 4th Battalion, District of Columbia Infantry. Officer Fowler was survived by his wife and four children and is buried in Plot R91/297 of Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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