Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman

Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 1984

Johnny Rush Bowman

Trooper Johnny Bowman was stabbed to death at 4:18 a.m. when an unidentified male attacked him at his home in the 8900 block of Patterson Place in Manassas, Virginia.

A suspect was identified but was never charged due to a lack of evidence.

Trooper Bowman, who also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, had been with the agency for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter, who went on to become a police officer.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1515
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Never identified

at home, off duty

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⋆ 'Rest-in-Peace' Trooper Johnny Bowman, as long as a Virginia State Trooper wears that Patch on Their shoulder, and that Badge on Their chest, You Shall Not Be Forgotten, Sir!

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