Police Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman

Police Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, March 9, 1989

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Jane E. Thompson-Bowman

Officer Thompson-Bowman succumbed to a gunshot wound received eight years earlier. She was assisting other officers on a narcotics search warrant when she was shot in the abdomen with a .25 caliber handgun. The wound required 30 surgeries and required her to be hospitalized 60 times before she succumbed to the wound.

Officer Thompson-Bowman was the first female officer with her agency to be killed in the line of duty. She had been with the agency for 3 years at the time of the shooting.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1018

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 3, 1981
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 100 years

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Jane E. Thompson-Bowman of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 12, 2019

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