A 33-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department has been killed in a single-vehicle accident in central Pennsylvania.Devastating news; my thoughts and prayers are with the Fowler family on their tragic loss.
Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 61-year-old Officer James Fowler died after the crash on U.S. 22 around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Guglielmi says investigators believe inclement weather caused Fowler to run his pickup truck off the road and crash into a concrete barrier.
He says Fowler was on his way to Penn State University, about 20 miles away, to participate in a training program on accident investigation. Fowler was an accident investigator for the department's traffic section.
Fowler was a Navy veteran and leaves behind a wife and two children. Guglielmi says Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld is meeting with the officer's family.
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