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Neal Dow Oscar Fowler
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1889
Port Clinton
Ottawa County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1938
Clyde
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA

Neal Dow Oscar Fowler was the son of William Allen Fowler and Edith Olive Boice.

Officer Fowler was working as a Night Patrolman for the Clyde, Ohio Police Department when he was killed by a 19-year-old robbery suspect, Rex Bush. The suspect had robbed the Freeman Billings gas station and garage on McPherson Highway in Clyde, taking 5 gallons of gasoline for the stolen vehicle he was driving and 73 cents from the attendant. Officer Fowler responded to the garage and was interviewing the clerk when the suspect drove by the station and Officer Fowler gave chase. The suspect's vehicle and Officer Fowler's patrol vehicle were traveling side-by-side east bound on U.S. Route 20 as shots were fired between the vehicles. A witness told officers that Officer Fowler's police cruiser slid off the side of the road and he discovered the officer had been shot in the face. The Sandusky County Coroner later advised Officer Fowler had been shot with a 16 gauge shotgun, killing him instantly. The suspect continued eastbound and was stopped by a Bellevue Police Officer whom the suspect also attempted to shoot but his weapon malfunctioned. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in the Ohio Penitentiary. Governor James A. Rhodes later commuted his conviction to second degree murder. Officer Fowler's life and death are remembered each year during the National Peace Officer's Memorial Week in May, and his name is etched on the Police Memorial in Washington, D.C. that was dedicated in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Allen Fowler (1865 - 1954)
  Edith Olive Boice Fowler (1872 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith Mildred Baker Fowler (1889 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Beryl Evelyn Fowler McClory (1911 - 1981)*
  Lester Franklin Fowler (1915 - 1943)*
  William Harold Fowler (1916 - 1989)*
  Neal Leroy Fowler (1917 - 1994)*
  Vincent Leonard Fowler (1919 - 1935)*
 
 Sibling:
  Neal Dow Oscar Fowler (1889 - 1938)
  Alice A Fowler Fisch (1897 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McPherson Cemetery
Clyde
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 1004, Space 4
 
Created by: Red
Record added: May 14, 2014
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Neal Dow Oscar Fowler
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Neal Dow Oscar Fowler
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Neal Dow Oscar Fowler
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