Police Officer Adolph Howe

Police Officer Adolph Howe

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 8, 1900

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Adolph Howe

Officer Howe and three other officers were killed in the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The storm, a category 4 hurricane, claimed the lives of over 6,000 citizens and destroyed over 1,500 acres of the city

Officer Howe and his parents were born in Denmark. His wife and her parents were born in Germany. He was born August 1854 and she was born February 1864. They had nine children; four boys and five girls. All of the children were born in Texas. Officer Howe was survived by his wife and all of his children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Galveston has suffered another Category 4 Storm. Many have lost their lives in the East Texas area. But thank GOD it's not as bad as in your day.

What's so sad is, it WAS so bad in your day. Thank you for your service and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 8, 2017

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