Edward P. Fowler Jr.
North Vernon Police Department
Monday, September 21, 1925

Age: 53
Served: 3 weeks
Badge #:
Panel 1E, Line 21
Panel L26, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, September 21, 1925
01:20 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
3rd Street and O and M Avenue, North Vernon
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Rockdale Cemetery, Dupont

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   Officer Edward Fowler was shot and killed while investigating two suspicious men.

   As he approached them they opened fire, striking Officer Fowler twice in the spine and abdomen. He was taken to Schneck Memorial Hospital where he died.

   The suspects, who abandoned the vehicle they were driving, which had been stolen in Indianapolis the day before, fled from the scene. Despite a manhunt involving hundreds of citizens, they were never apprehended.

   Officer Fowler was survived by his wife and several stepchildren.

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