Police Officer St. Elmo C. Trower

Police Officer St. Elmo C. Trower

Princess Anne County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, July 12, 1923

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St. Elmo C. Trower

Police Officer St. Elmo Trower was killed in a motorcycle crash while pursuing a speeding car at approximately 8:00 pm.

His vehicle struck a buggy being pulled by a horse on Virginia Beach Boulevard. He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds early the following morning.

Officer Trower had served with the Princess Anne County Police Department for just over one year. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 11, 1923

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Trower,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Princess Anne County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 12, 2023

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