Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 23 years
Badge # 54
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 7/20/1995
Offender: Not available
Patrolman George Bowman died six weeks after suffering a heart attack while attempting to apprehend two suspects who were fleeing from the police. He had taken the driver into custody following a foot pursuit and collapsed as he placed the man in his cruiser.
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.