Captain Samuel N. Rowe

Captain Samuel N. Rowe

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 1, 1970

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Samuel N. Rowe

Captain Rowe was killed in an automobile accident on Route 17, Broome County, while returning from a gambling raid. One of the tires on his car blew-out, causing his car to go out of control and strike a sign.

Captain Rowe was a WWII and Korean War veteran. He had served with the New York State Police for 18 years and was assigned to Troop C.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Capt. Rowe,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 1, 2020

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