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Private James L. Lowe | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

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James L. Lowe

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, June 28, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/23/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Private Lowe was shot and killed during a raid on a moonshine still near Richwood, West Virginia.

Late on Friday, October 22nd, the troopers were guided to the still by a 13 year old boy. At daylight Saturday, the gang running the still sighted them and opened fire. The troopers captured the still, wounded two of the gang, and took them into custody. Returning Saturday evening, they were ambushed and Private Lowe went down, riddled with bullets. Private Lowe died five days later, never having regained consciousness.

Some of the gang of moonshiners were apprehended.

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Rest In Peace Trooper Lowe, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
March 24, 2014

 

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