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Police Officer Melvin C. Howe | Lawrence Police Department, Kansas Lawrence Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer

Melvin C. Howe

Lawrence Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 24, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Melvin Howe was shot and killed by a bank robbery suspect. He and his partner made a traffic stop on a suspect who was driving suspiciously and matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. During the traffic stop, the suspect shot and killed Officer Howe and escaped. Officer Howe died that day.

The suspect eluded law enforcement officials in Kansas but was captured in Oklahoma. The suspect was killed in an escape attempt while in Oklahoma.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Howe. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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