Constable W. Earl Gowdy

Constable W. Earl Gowdy

Liberal Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, February 14, 1920

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W. Earl Gowdy

Marshal Gowdy was shot and killed during a shootout with three suspects. He was exchanging shots with two suspects when a third man shot him from behind. The three suspects were attempting to burglarize the Iron Bridge Distillery.
Marshal Gowdy was survived by his wife, three daughters, son, parents and two brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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This page was on my mind so much yesterday after the birth of your 4th great-grandchild in my family on Sunday. I came for a visit, but the page was down. I cherish my time with my grandchildren so very much and it saddens my heart that this special time in a persons life was taken from you.

Give Mom a hug and all the others... God Bless!

Judy Ross

February 15, 2012

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