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Lieutenant David Allen Bowen | Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

Lieutenant

David Allen Bowen

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, September 29, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 31 years

Badge # 4629

Military veteran

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 9/27/2008

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Lieutenant David Bowen suffered a fatal stroke following a call-out to supervise a fatal vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

The morning following the investigation he was assigned to supervise officers detailed to a concert at the Blank Park Zoo. Shortly after his shift began to display symptoms of a stroke and collapsed. He was flown to the University of Iowa Hospital where he died two days later.

Lieutenant Bowen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 31 years.

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Rest in peace Dave, Thank you for your service

Jerry Matalone #8046 Retired
Des Moines, Iowa Police Department
March 5, 2017

 

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