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Deputy Sheriff William T. Bowman | Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

William T. Bowman

Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, February 24, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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Deputy Bowman was shot and killed by two suspect while investigating the theft of chickens. Two bags of chickens had been located behind a church in Greene Township and Deputy Bowman was notified. He concealed himself nearby and waited for the the suspects to appear.

As he heard them approached he stood up to arrest them when they suddenly opened fire on him, killing him.

Both men were arrested and convicted of his murder. One of the suspect later escaped from prison but was arrested several months later.

Deputy Bowman had served with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office for 10 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 24, 2012

 

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