Special Agent Truett E. Rowe

Special Agent Truett E. Rowe

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 4, 1935

Truett E. Rowe

Agent Truett Rowe was shot and killed while attempted to arrest a jail escapee in Gallup, New Mexico. The man was also wanted for warrants in Arkansas. As Agent Rowe and a local police chief allowed the man to collect possessions the man suddenly pulled out a weapon and opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Rowe. The suspect was recaptured that night and sentenced to life in prison.

Agent Rowe had been with the agency for two years and is buried at Fairlawn Cemtery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Agent Rowe,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 4, 2018

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