Police Officer Cecil Ray Cowell

Police Officer Cecil Ray Cowell

Gladwin Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1962

Cecil Ray Cowell

Police Officer Cecil Cowell suffered a fatal heart attack while dealing with a combative subject during a traffic stop.

He had stopped a car for reckless and driving and was giving the driver a ticket when the passenger verbally attacked him. He collapsed as he was attempting to deal with the subject.

Officer Cowell had served with the Gladwin Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2013

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