Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Ottawa
County: Franklin
Death Date: 7/7/1963
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack
Officer Cowdin of the Ottawa Police Department was on loan to the Garnett department, as were other officers from different locations, to lend assistance for traffic and crowd control during the annual Fourth of July sports car races at Garnett. While assisting to quell a riot at the race grounds, Cowdin died of a heart attack.