The men aboard the Titanic stood aside and made a path while the women and children entered the boat. Lowe saw it as it was his duty not to allow one else to get on the boat as it was being lowered into the icy water below. As it neared the second deck, there was a group of men who had the idea to jump onto the lifeboat as it was being lowered. Lowe had a revolver and fired a shot into the air to let the men on the second deck know not to jump onto the lifeboat. Officer Lowe yelled out to the men on the second deck that he had a gun. "That's just to show you that this pistol is loaded and while I don't want to hurt anybody, I'll kill anyone who attempts to get in this boat. I have fifty-eight souls in my charge, and I can't afford to lose them"