Patrolman George T. Bowman

Patrolman George T. Bowman

Pennsauken Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1995

George T. Bowman

Patrolman George Bowman died six weeks after suffering a heart attack while apprehending one of two suspects who were fleeing from the police.

Another officer started pursuing them after trying to arrest one the boys for distribution of narcotics. The pursuit had travelled from Pennsauken, through Camden, and ended on Oakland Avenue in Audubon. Patrolman Bowman collapsed after putting the juvenile driver into his patrol car following a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit. Other officers began CPR stabilized him enough to be transported to a local hospital.

He had remained in a coma from the time he collapsed until he passed away.

Patrolman Bowman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Pennsauken Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His son went on to serve with the New Jersey State Police.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 54
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 20, 1995
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, juvenile offender, vehicle pursuit

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Brother Bowman,

Yesterday we laid a wreath at your grave site. The program that runs this is the Fallen Heroes Wreath Program. A program we are sure you would have approved of. Although the Officers that honored you yesterday never worked with you, we want you to know that you have not been forgotten. Your locker is still waiting for you at police headquarters. Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Michael Ciaccia #172
Pennsauken Township

December 2, 2018

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