Alvin L. Keown

End of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1952

Biographical Info

Age: 34

Tour of Duty: 16 months

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Saturday, November 8, 1952

Incident Location: Seventh Street and Arcade Avenue

Weapon Used: Handgun

Suspect Info: Assailant executed

Case Status: Closed

Alvin Keown - Headshot

Narrative

Patrolman Keown was shot and killed when he responded to a gun call at a tavern located at Seventh and Arcade. The suspect was fleeing out of the back door when he confronted Patrolman Keown and shot him. 

The suspect was later apprehended in New York and executed in the electric chair for a murder he committed there. 

Patrolman Keown was a World War II veteran. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in Germany. He was discharged as a sergeant. 

Patrolman Keown had served with the agency for 16 months. He was survived by his wife and child.

Alvin Keown - headstone

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