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Dec. 07, 1903
Caucasian Male / 27 yrs. of age
Nashville City Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Dec. 07, 1903
Patrolman Benjamin Dowell was shot and killed as he stood on his post awaiting relief. As Patrolman Dowell stood on his post two men approached him. Patrolman Dowell had previously arrested one of the men and his sister. The suspect drew a revolver and before Patrolman Dowell could respond the suspect shot him in the stomach. Patrolman Dowell was removed to the hospital where he died. The suspect was arrested and convicted of murder.
Patrolman Dowell had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife.p