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Officer William Lee Bowlin | Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee


William Lee Bowlin

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 4, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Bowlin was shot and killed when he was ambushed at the scene of a domestic dispute call. He and two other officers had responded to the call and attempted to make contact with the residents of the home. After not receiving a response at the door the other two officers walked around back and Officer Bowling began to return to his cruiser. As he walked towards the car he was shot in the head by a suspect who was hiding in nearby bushes.
Officer Bowlin had been with the agency for just under five years.

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My mother, Sandy Wilson, was married to you. My what a legacy you left behind. You saved her life, you know? Thank you for your service.. and thank you for being such a positive influence still as your legacy lives on. Most importantly (to me), thank you for being what my mom deserved after such a horrible life up until she met you.

Oh, I almost forgot.. I found this while doing a research/study for a paper in my college class. Officer Eric Mumaw recently died. This is one way (hopefully) to bring awareness to you and all of the men and women in blue as they protect and serve. Also, maybe it will once again, honor you and Officer Mumaw.

Angela M Wilson
Angela Wilson
February 8, 2017


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