Officer Stephen Allen Bowman

Officer Stephen Allen Bowman

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 1998

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Stephen Allen Bowman

Officer Stephen Bowman was killed when the helicopter he was a passenger in crashed on Holston Mountain, six miles northeast of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

He was flying in a Tennessee National Guard OH-58 Kiowa helicopter while conducting reconnaissance to locate marijuana grows. The helicopter crashed in a remote mountain area and wasn't found for three days. The pilot, a Tennessee National Guardsman, was also killed.

Officer Bowman had served in law enforcement for 13 years and was assigned to the Governor's Task Force for Marijuana Eradication. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Tennessee


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Officer Bowman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like t say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2023

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