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Officer Timothy B. Howe | Oakland Unified School District Police Department, California Oakland Unified School District Police Department, California


Timothy B. Howe

Oakland Unified School District Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 14, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 933

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/13/1995

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Timothy Howe was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Crosby Avenue in East Oakland.

An off duty San Francisco officer who heard the shots called for assistance on Officer Howe's radio. The suspect shot Officer Howe four times with an AK-47 rifle. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Howe had served with the Oakland Unified School District Police Department for three years. He was survived by his fiancée, parents and brother.

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To Officer Timothy Howe and all his loved ones:

My name is Keith Langskov and I will never forget my November 25, 1994, I turned 8 years old. Officer Howe let me sit in the front seat of his patrol car on my birthday. He let me turn on the sirens and took me around the block. He even bought me some snacks at the 7/11 on MacArthur Blvd. I will never forget what he told me that night. He said " Keith, I never want to see you in the back of a patrol car." He asked me what I wanted to be when I get older of course I told him I wanted to be a police man.

I will never forget him. He was my protector.

I will never forget seeing his picture in the Oakland Tribune and my mother explaining what happened. I was so sad.

I am 29 years old now hard to believe 21 years ago Officer Timothy B. Howe gave me a birthday I would never forget.

I spent 10 years in the Marine Corps and start my own security company. I think about Officer Howe all the time.

Keith Langskov
On Point Security
April 16, 2016


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