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Sergeant Kenneth Dwin Fowler

Lubbock Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant Kenneth Dwin Fowler

Mr. Fowler was my personal cop in high school. He and his colleagues even caught me and a friend wrapping his house once. Well, we were wrapping his son, actually. Our story was we were feeling bad and came back to clean it up. He thought it was a grand idea. We got to clean up about thirty rolls. Mr. Fowler was a good old fashioned peace officer, he was a good influence, and I will not forget him soon, obviously. Mr. Fowler is my Tunnels2towers honoree and it is an honor to do it.

Alan K Sandersen
Private Citizen

July 21, 2021

Sergeant Kenneth D. Fowler will NEVER EVER be FORGOTTEN. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 13, 2020

My name is Guy Pearce. He was my uncle and I loved him very much.

Guy Pearce
My uncle

July 10, 2017

I remember this day. I was on radio at EMS when this occurred and had met KD before.
He was family to me as a first responder, all are, and I hurt for the loss to his family. Prayers to his family always.

CO Patricia Andrukat

June 19, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Sergeant Kenneth D. Fowler . Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Lubbock, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you suffer immense pain and agony throughout his life. May he forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 18, 2016

I had the distinct honor of working with KD in the 70's and 80’s. I worked with many a fine officers, but KD was a cut above the rest. He was a kind and gentle man that treated others with dignity and respect. He had a way of treating rookie officers in a manner that never demeaned them, but gave them the confidence to become good officers. He was not only a credit to the uniform, but a role model for others.

Cpl Tom Smallwood
Lubbock PD

June 18, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 18, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary year of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 26, 2012

I didn't know you, Fowler, but my stepfather DOES. You're as much of a living person as any in his world; every year my stepfather wears a bracelet with your information on it for a week and carries a card with your information on it in his Tahoe every single day. You are remembered; never forgotten.

Detective Sergeant's Daughter

November 21, 2011

Sgt. Fowler - So many ODMP stories are unknown, unless brought to my attention via the opening of the webpage. That's how I found your story. Sir, I stand in both grief and awe at your example of courage and sacrifice. At the rate I'm going I, too, will probably be working patrol at age 59 - I hope I don't forget you. May you rest in peace and may your family be comforted. Thanks for your service.

Ofcr. K. Moreland (ret. Sgt.)
Monument, CO PD (ret. LAPD)

March 31, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 14, 2008

I remember being a young officer and bringing my wife to the P.D. one night.
Sgt. Fowler was setting at a desk in the Sergeant's office and I introduced him to my wife.
His response to her was, "Welcome to the Family".
K.D. was not only a great Police Officer, but a fine man.
You are remembered in my mind always.

Sergeant Owens
Lubbock Police Department

September 22, 2007

Rest easy Brother.

Former Police Officer
Warrenton, Virginia

June 18, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 10, 2006

God Speed Brother...

I will pray for your family.


December 19, 2005

KD was my partner in 1969. We had a wreck going to an accident with injuries. A drunk driver turned left in front of us and destroyed the left side of our car. I was driving and the PD was going to make an example of me even though there was no way to avoid the accident. KD stood up for me and told the supervisors that my driving saved us. He was my friend and I only learned of his loss in 1997. I wish his family well. He will always be in my memory.

Bill Jones Patrolman
Lubbock PD

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