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Police Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer

Jane E. Thompson-Bowman

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, March 9, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 1018

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/3/1981

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 100 years

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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.

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