Patrolman Arthur J. Bower

Patrolman Arthur J. Bower

Methuen Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, August 1, 1923

Arthur J. Bower

Patrolman Bower was shot and killed by burglary suspects. Patrolman Bower and another officer were sent to the western part of town where it was reported that five men were breaking into a building. The officers found that the suspects had left the building and started toward Lawrence to try to locate them. A few miles away they stopped a car without lights. While Patrolman Bower was talking to the driver he was shot. Both officers emptied their revolvers at the suspects as they fled in their automobile.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Uncle Arthur, Your family has never forgotten your sacrifice and we speak of you often so every new generation will remember you as well. Rest in Peace.

Frank Bower

June 21, 2016

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