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- Jul. 04, 1937 -
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Lancaster Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: SC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 04, 1937
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Lancaster Police Dept.
SC   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: SC   USA   Sun. Jul. 04, 1937
Summary: Patrolman Sowell was shot and killed following a car chase on US 521. He and his partner had observed a suspicious vehicle sitting under a light at Main Street and Chesterfield Avenue at 0130 hours. When Patrolman Sowell's partner approached the vehicle and attempted to open the door it sped off. After several miles of pursuing the vehicle it struck another car and ran off the road. As Patrolman Sowell approached it he was shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. The suspect fled but was later apprehended and sentenced to life in prison, where died in his 80s. The suspect had earlier escaped from the Caledonia, North Carolina, Prison Farm while imprisoned for murder.

Patrolman Sowell was survived by his wife and four children.

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