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Guard George S. Bowman | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

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George S. Bowman

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 4, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/3/1947

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1947

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Guard George Bowman was shot and killed by three escaping inmates at the North Carolina Prison Camp at the Eddyville Quarry.

All three inmates were arrested a short time later. They were all convicted of Guard Bowman's murder, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed in the gas chamber on November 1st, 1947.

Guard Bowman was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Bowman,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW I. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 4, 2014

 

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