Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer John Stowe

Officer John Stowe
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Thursday December 03, 1936
Date of Incident: Thursday, December 03, 1936
Age: 57
Tour of Duty: 26 years
Suspect Info: Carlos Fernandez, charged with murder
Weapon Used: Gun; .38 caliber
Buried: Unknown
Location of name on National and Texas monuments
TPOM: 17, C, 04

Officer Stowe was in a bar in the Kentucky Club located at 414 East Commerce, when the bartender, recognizing Stowe to be a policeman, informed him that a male patron, later known as Carlos Fernandez 19 years old, was in the bar and armed. Officer Stowe attempted to disarm and arrest Fernandez, but was shot and killed in the process. Fernandez ran out of the bar as a female patron grabbed Officer Stowe's gun and fired shots at Fernandez, along side the bartender. Fernandez was later captured in the alley by police, as Fernandez was walking home. Officer Stowe died at the scene. Fernandez stated he did not remember the incident he was to intoxicated. However, Fernandez informed police where he believed to have dropped his .38 caliber pistol. Police recovered the pistol in the alley Fernandez had told police.

Officer Stowe was survivied by his wife, Callie Stowe, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, and two sisters. Officer Stowe joined SAPD in 1910. -----source San Antonio Light

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