8/25/1992 – Susan Harrison White

8/25/1992 – Susan Harrison White

The last law officer to face a murder indictment stemming from an on-duty shooting was former Harris County sheriff’s deputy Joseph Kent McGowen. He was accused of killing Susan White in her northwest Harris County home on 08/25/92. An initial conviction was overturned, but McGowen was convicted again and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

04/03/02 – “Rogue cop” gets 20 years in killing / Ex-deputy found guilty second time.

03/20/02 – Ex-deputy retried in 1992 shooting of woman; and

03/12/02 – Ex -deputy Joseph Kent McGowen faces second murder trial;

Joseph Kent McGowen