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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I am sorry you died so young and in the line of duty. I feel so sad you died trying to make the world a better place for me.
Forever in your debt,
Laura Williams

No rank
No relationship other than I feel deep gratitude and respect.

June 3, 2020

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