Patrolman John Stowe

Patrolman John Stowe

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 1936

John Stowe

Patrolman John Stowe was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a man with a gun. He was off duty in a bar when the bartender recognized him as an officer and informed him that another patron had a gun. When Patrolman Stowe attempted to arrest the man he was shot and killed.

The 19-year-old suspect was sentenced to death but later had his sentence commuted to life.

Patrolman Stowe had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 26 years.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Any family of Fallen Officer John Stowe contact the San Antonio Police Department Family Assistance Team. 210-207-5181

Sergeant Andrea Hobrecht
San Antonio Police Department

October 25, 2018

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