Sergeant Lauren Everett Dow

Sergeant Lauren Everett Dow

Tooele County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, August 26, 1975

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Lauren Everett Dow

Sergeant Lauren Dow was killed while assisting fire crews fight a 300-acre brush fire near Stockton, Utah.

He and a Tooele City animal control officer were driving a fire vehicle near the fire when a shift in winds caused the fire to overtake them. Both men died as a result.

Sergeant Dow had served with the Tooele County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and mother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire


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I knew Lauren from working with him in the U.S Post Office in Tooele Utah. I was a substitute clerk/carrier. This meant that if a post carrier did not report to work, I had to arrange the mail/packages for delivery using the mailman’s box system. This was not a straightforward process. The mail slots were arranged to save the mailman’s steps when out on the route. There was no rhyme or reason in the mail slots in the offiice, but on the street it made perfect sense. Lauren would take time to help me throw mail so I would not be too late on the route. I later sent into the Army. I was heartbroken when I learned of his death, Rest in peace dear friend.

Sergeant First Class Dennis H. Tracey
U.S. Army Retired

August 31, 2023

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