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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My great Grandfather was a huge influence in the Tulsa area and he was so proud that he had helped Abraham become an Officer. He spoke highly of you and passed it down to my grandfather who passed it on down the line. He made sure that everyone knew what a wonderful man Mr. Bowline was and it shows why he thought that.

Thank you Officer Bowline for your service and sacrifice.

Sergeant Ellis

January 31, 2022

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