Patrolman Sherman E. Nowlin

Patrolman Sherman E. Nowlin

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 1947

Sherman E. Nowlin

Patrolman Sherman Nowlin was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at the East First Street railroad crossing while he and his partner chased a stolen car. His partner survived the crash.

Patrolman Nowlin had served with the Dayton Police Department for only 11 days. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Sherman E. Nowlin of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 3, 2018

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