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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Rest in peace Patrolman Nowlin. Only eleven days an eternity of heroism and honor defending Buckeye residents.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2018

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