Patrolman John Fow

Patrolman John Fow

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1917

John Fow

Patrolman Fow was shot and killed after responding to a call of boys throwing rocks at wagons as they passed a grocery store on Bland Street. When Patrolman Fow arrived he entered the grocery store to investigate, and was shot and killed by the father of one of the boys that had been throwing the rocks. The suspect then fled and was never apprehended.
Patrolman Fow had been with the agency for six years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Patrolman Fow,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2018

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