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Marshal John H. Bowman | Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

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John H. Bowman

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 29, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentence commuted to life

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City Marshal John Bowman was assassinated by a suspect that fired a shotgun through the front window of Marshal Bowman’s residence. He was shot as an act of revenge for his tough stance against drinking and gambling. The murder took place in front of his wife and four children. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death but the sentence was later commuted to life.

Marshal Bowman had been with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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R.I.P. Sir. Thank you for your service.

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March 27, 2013

 

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