Thanks for the article, Earl. I enjoyed reading it. I don't know why there's such a debate about this --it seems obvious that in such conditions, some sort of panic was likely to break out, and shots fired. When shots are fired, someone often gets hurt. The fact Officer Lowe fired his gun shows, in and of itself, that a panic was taking form. Many researchers on this board make much of "silence" of passengers, i.e., that if this had happened, then so and so would have said something. Having taken many depositions of witnesses, I've always found that people don't mention something, even really important stuff, unless asked. Based upon what you've offered here, I think it's very likely that persons were shot, and killed, by officers of the Titanic that night.