Detective Russell G. Grower

Detective Russell G. Grower

Ontario Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 21, 1958

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Russell G. Grower

Detective Russell Grower was shot and killed as he and two other detectives from separate agencies went to Soquel Canyon to investigate a gang of tire thieves.

When a suspect answered the door of his cabin he attempted to shut it on Detective Grower when he identified himself as a police officer. The suspect then shot Detective Grower in the head.

The suspect, an escapee from a mental hospital, was apprehended the next day. He was returned to a maximum security prison for the criminally insane.

Detective Grower was a WWII veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Dad, I have found my long-lost sister I was thinking about you, came to this site and saw her comment here.
We had any reunion last weekend... We talked about you a lot. I hope you are looking down on us and smiling.. My life is wonderful and complete... Always thinking about you and your heroic life...

David Grower...Son

April 10, 2019

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