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- Aug. 06, 1914 -
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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 06, 1914
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 3045
On The Job: 30 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Thu. Aug. 06, 1914
Summary: Patrolman John Rowe was shot and killed in a gun battle with armed offenders on Wood Street.

Patrolman Rowe attempted to apprehend a gang of armed offenders robbing ticket agents in elevated train stations. During their crime spree, they had killed one agent and wounded three other citizens. Patrolman Rowe assisted fellow officers engaged in a running gun battle with the offenders. When Patrolman Rowe attempted to stop the gunmen, he was shot. Patrolman Rowe died of the injuries he sustained.

Four suspects were eventually apprehended. One was sentenced to life in prison, one was acquitted, and the other two were given concurrent sentences with other prison terms they were serving. One of the suspects was released from prison in 1935 and was killed a short time later while conducting a robbery.

Patrolman Rowe had served with the agency for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and daugh

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