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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

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Frank Bower,

We will never forget the sacrifice your uncle made for the citizens of Methuen.

The Methuen Police Department would love to speak with you concerning your uncle. Could you please contact the social media team of the Methuen Police Department at your convenience. 978-983-8698.

Thank you.

Officer Derek Licata
Methuen Police Department

July 30, 2018

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