Officer William Lawrence Bowman

Officer William Lawrence Bowman

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, January 4, 1948

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William Lawrence Bowman

Officer William Bowman died of injuries he received when he fell from his motorcycle.

He was responding to a report of a robbery in progress at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Geary Boulevard. As Officer Bowman approached the intersection he turned sharply to avoid an approaching patrol car and fell from his motorcycle.

Officer Bowman had served with the San Francisco Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 23, 1947

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 4, 2018

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