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New Hero Search Thomas Rowry Jr. - May. 16, 1979 (21914)

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Union Point Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: GA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 16, 1979
Race/Sex: Black Male / 27 yrs. of age
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Dept: Union Point Police Dept.
GA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 732
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: GA   USA   Wed. May. 16, 1979
Summary: Patrolman Rowry was shot and killed by a drunk driving suspect inside the Union Point City Hall. The suspect overpowered another officer who was locking him up and gained control of his weapon. The suspect then shot both officers, killing Patrolman Rowry. The suspect then stole a patrol car out front during his escape. The man was arrested and sentenced to death for the murder. However, the suspect received a second trial where he was found not guilty of murder but guilty of vehicle theft for stealing the patrol car. Patrolman Rowry was survived by his wife and small child.

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