Patrolman R.A. Bowshier of the Grandview Heights Police Department is shown in this May 1943 photo next to squad car No. 2, a new Chevrolet sedan.

Patrolman R.A. Bowshier of the Grandview Heights Police Department is shown in this May 1943 photo next to squad car No. 2, a new Chevrolet sedan.

All American automakers halted production at the end of 1942 for the war effort, so this could be a 1942 model or one of the few manufactured in 1943 for military or public-safety purposes. Most of those were assembled from parts made in 1942 or earlier, but tagged as 1943 vehicles.

Bowshier was reprimanded by the mayor of Grandview Heights in 1949 for an incident in Asheville near Circleville.

According to the Circleville Herald and the Delphos Herald newspapers, Bowshier stopped his car on a rural road, shot a chicken with a silencer-equipped gun, pulled off its head and threw the chicken into the car before driving away.

The chicken's owner witnessed the event and Bowshier was identified via his car's license plate.

The 19-year veteran patrolman and Pickaway County native was fined $50 in court but later was suspended by the Grandview mayor.