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Captain Allen D. McGown | Findlay Police Department, Ohio Findlay Police Department, Ohio


Allen D. McGown

Findlay Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 26, 1913

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Age: 38

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: Not available

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Captain Allen McGown drowned while attempting to rescue a woman during the Great Flood of 1913 in which parts of the city were under six feet of water.

His boat capsized as he attempted to rescue the woman from her flooded home. His body was located floating in front of the courthouse approximately five hours later.

Approximately 500 people were killed in Ohio as a result of the flood, including Officer William Sexton, of the Columbus Police Department.

Captain McGown was survived by his parents, six brothers, and one sister.

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Probation Officer William Avery Sexton
Columbus Division of Police, Ohio
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 25, 1913
Cause: Drowned

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 26, 2009


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