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New Hero Search Kersey E. Gowin - Apr. 28, 1918 (9846)

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North Dakota Attorney General's Office Agency Patc
Resided: ND, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 28, 1918
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
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Dept: North Dakota Attorney General's Office
ND   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Special Agent
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 1 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: ND   USA   Sun. Apr. 28, 1918
Summary: Special Agent Kersey Gowin was shot and killed while he and Officer Patrick Devaney, of the Minot Police Department, were attempting to arrest several thieves. The officers were laying in wait in a field for the automobile tire thieves when they were shot.

Officer Devaney was killed instantly; Agent Gowin was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds early the next morning.

Five men were arrested, however, one confessed to the shooting and was convicted of murder. He served two years in prison before escaping and was considered at large.

Agent Gowin had served with the agency for 1 year, and had previously served with the United States Army in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection. He was survived by his wife and two sons, father, and three brothers; he is buried in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Minot, Ward County, North Dakota.

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