Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John Rowe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, August 6, 1914

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Reflections for Patrolman John Rowe

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

Officer Rowe's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-23-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

May 23, 2018

Ii wondered if there was any pension in effect in 1914. my grandfather John Rowe [ above ] was only a few months away from retirement when he died . my grandmother and mother were left desitute.
I do appreciate the above tribute for my grandfather.
my grandfather and your son Larry Lasater and all the police and soldiers who have given thier lives for all of us
deserve our love and respect.

Richard i Gintz
Grandson of OF John Rowe

February 19, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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.

How nice that your family found this site and know you are not forgotten.

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

February 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Rowe. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

This brave officer was my Great Great Grandfather. I am proud to have a man of his caliber in my lineage. Words can't describe how it feels to know that I am directly linked to a valiant and heroic man. I only wish I could have known him. His story is never left out of my family's stories and memories.

Sarah Prochaska
Great Great Granddaughter

February 3, 2012

Your heroic actions in the apprehension of these dangerous criminals is an example of the professionalism of the Chicago Police Department. Although it has been 97 years since your ultimate sacrifice you shall not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

August 20, 2011

Patrolman Rowe,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.



August 6, 2011

This was a very brave officer. I wish I knew more about the circumstances of the crime. My GG-Grandfather, John Wesley Stevens, was 71 years old while a ticket agent when he was murdered during this holdup. His son, Frank Stevens, became a police officer for the City of Hammond, IN. I am sorry that this brave officer lost his life.

John "Jack" Martin
Great-Great Grandson of murdered ticket agent

December 4, 2010

Rest easy Brother

Police Officer
Phoenix PD

September 26, 2007

Sorry to hear this news. I am a 35 year vet, still working the streets and just want to pass on my good wishes to your family members from your felllow officers in Victoria, Australia. - John.

Leading/Sen/Const. John Rowe.
Victoria Police Force, Australia.

April 10, 2006

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