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New Hero Search Samuel D. Gowland - Nov. 16, 1926 (12304)

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St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Department Agency Pat
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 16, 1926
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
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Dept: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Dept.
LA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Tue. Nov. 16, 1926
Summary: Deputy Samuel Gowland was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to protect leased trapping lands on Delacroix Island.

Several groups of trappers were feuding and the deputies were attempting to keep the peace in the area. As the deputies passed a group of trappers they were fired upon. Deputy Gowland was fatally shot and 10 others were wounded in the shootout.

Three men were later arrested and charged with Deputy Gowland's murder.

Deputy Gowland was survived by his wife.

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