Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; Revolver
Patrolman George Lowe was shot and killed as he and a fellow officer were sitting in an unmarked squad car while off duty at 13th Avenue and Washington Street within sight of the police station.
At 1:30 am, as the officers were talking to a citizen, a car containing numerous subjects pulled along side them and one male fired four shots from an open window. Patrolman Lowe was fatally shot in the chest and the other officer was wounded by flying glass.
Five men, all members of a gang, were apprehended and charged with murder. It was believed the officers were ambushed due to a previous incident between Patrolman Lowe and one of the gang members.
Patrolman Lowe had served with the Gary Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife.