Patrolman John George Fow

Patrolman John George Fow

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 18, 1917

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John George Fow

Patrolman John Fow succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day when he was responding to a call of boys throwing rocks at wagons as they passed a grocery store in the 1400 block of 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 who was wounded by Patrolman was taken to a doctors officer to get his wounds dressed when he escaped through a window by using a piano.

In June 1927, the suspect was identified by two Louisville Police Department Homicide Detectives through mugshots after he was arrested by police in Birmingham, Alabama. The suspect was extricated back to Louisville to stand trail.

Patrolman Fow had served with the Louisville Police Department for six years. He was survived by his parents.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 17, 1917
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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thank you anonymous. I am a 3rd Generation relative
R.K. Fow
I'm very proud to be a relative Fallen police officer John Fow.

Ronald K. Fow relative
3rd Generation relative.R.K.Fow

June 28, 2018

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