Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 1018
Incident Date: 1/3/1981
Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to 100 years
Officer Thompson-Bowman succumbed to a gunshot wound received eight years earlier. She was assisting other officers on a narcotics search warrant when she was shot in the abdomen with a .25 caliber handgun. The wound required 30 surgeries and required her to be hospitalized 60 times before she succumbed to the wound.
Officer Thompson-Bowman was the first female officer with her agency to be killed in the line of duty. She had been with the agency for 3 years at the time of the shooting.