Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer James Bowers was shot and killed after when he responded to a robbery-in-progress at Majik Market, a local convenience store.
The shooter and an accomplice were sentenced to life in prison.
The incident occurred minutes before the end of his last shift with the department. He had recently taken the Bar Exam but had not yet received the results, which arrived with a passing score after his death. He was posthumously recognized during the law school graduation ceremony.
Officer Bowers had served with the Columbus Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and son.