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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Oct 1873-you were killed when my grandmother was 18 months old-she lived to be 94-and now she's been gone for 44 years-so many years gone by-so much living-that you didn't get a chance to do.
My oldest daughter was born 1 month shy of 100 years of your death-
My husband was killed only 6 years ago and we as a family wept-I know your wife & children did too-It never changes-only the dates-
You were a brave soul as was my husband
I thank you for that
Bless you Officer Bowen

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04-Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Dept.

June 16, 2010

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