Chief of Police Albert H. Bowen

Chief of Police Albert H. Bowen

Provo Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, October 16, 1873

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Albert H. Bowen

Chief of Police Albert Bowen was shot and killed in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a man who was waving a pistol in front of a bar known as Stubb's Saloon.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but was killed by a group of prisoners who were escaping from the Utah State Prison. Those prisoners had attempted an escape three months earlier and killed Warden Matthew B. Burgher in the process.

Chief Bowen was survived by his second wife, two children, and nine stepchildren. He is buried in Provo City Cemetery.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 15, 1873
  • Weapon Handgun; .36 caliber
  • Offender Killed in prison


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Chief Bowen,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Provo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 16, 2023

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