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Memorial to John H. Fowler

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: September 9,1884
Rank: Officer
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: First and E Streets, NE


Officer Fowler was acting as a guard of a chain-gang, when a prisoner named John Langster escaped. Officer Fowler discovered Mr. Langster hiding in an outhouse and attempted to apprehend him. A fight ensued in which Officer Fowler was shot with his own gun and died in the street.

John Langster was captured by Officer Boland, at 311 D Street, NE and charged with murder, and hanged.



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