Police Officer Christos G. Rouses

Police Officer Christos G. Rouses

Lowell Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, November 17, 1978

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Christos G. Rouses

Officer Christos Rouses was shot and killed by an armed suspect who was fleeing Limby's Drugs on Branch Street after robbing it.

The suspect was shot and mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with two other officers who arrived on the scene.

Officer Rouses had served with the Lowell Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, and three sisters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery in progress

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That was my grandfather that I never had the opportunity to meet. My mother's pregnancy whole pregnancy they said I was going to be a boy. I was going to be named Christos after Him. I came out a girl and My Daddy George Rouses, loved the name Katrina from the 1 hit Wonder band Katrina and the Waves that sang 'Walking On Sunshine '. I never got the opportunity to meet my Grandfather or Papu. All I have ever heard was good things and that he was too nice to be a cop. He was supposed to be promoted to a detective the following week but he thought it was a false alarm in the middle of the afternoon. My father was inside the bar where the suspect got killed outside of the 99 restaurant and never even took one sip of his beer after he was a school teacher. You are d** right they made sure after six shots this guy who was a cop on suspension himself for holding up pharmacies he did not make it out alive. It has ruined my family's life but they do have a statue of him in front of the Lowell Massachusetts police department. I am proud to know that he was too nice to be a cop. I have never heard a bad word about my Papu. But it has ruined my family's life even before I was ever born

Katrina Rouses
Grand Daughter

November 23, 2023

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