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We shall never forget Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan. . . Chief of Detecti…

We shall never forget Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan.
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Chief of Detectives John Rowan was shot and killed after he and other officers attempted to arrest several members of the notorious Lewis-Jones Gang. He had learned that the gang was headed toward the city and was informed they were at a local gas station. As the officers arrived, they were engaged in a shootout, and Detective Rowan was shot and died at the hospital.
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EOW: Sept. 13, 1918

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