Deputy Sheriff William Douglas Bowman

Deputy Sheriff William Douglas Bowman

Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2000

William Douglas Bowman

Deputy Bowman was shot and killed during a SWAT training exercise in which he was participating with other members of his agency's SWAT team at Camp Rilea, Oregon.

Deputy Bowman and ten other officers were training in a mock building when a live round was fired from another officer's weapon and struck him in the head. Only dummy rounds were supposed to be used in the exercise.

Deputy Bowman had served with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department for 6 years, and had been part of the SWAT team for 2 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, ages three years and three months.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 18th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 12, 2018

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