Patrolman Abraham Lincoln Bowline

Patrolman Abraham Lincoln Bowline

Tulsa County Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 1929

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Abraham Lincoln Bowline

Patrolman Abraham Bowline and Patrolman Ross Darrow were shot and killed by an assailant attempting to flee the scene of an accident.

After being called to the scene of the accident, the officers saw two men attempting to flee. As they attempted to arrest them, the suspects opened fire on the officer. Patrolman Darrow was able to return fire, killing one suspect.

Patrolman Bowline had served with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Bowline, such an honorable name your parents gave you! I thank you for your brave and courageous service to our country and your department. I am sure you have been patrolling the golden streets of Heaven all this time, sir! May God continue to Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace, Brother!

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

August 31, 2020

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