Captain Claude James Bowen

Captain Claude James Bowen

Shawnee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, August 13, 1935

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Claude James Bowen

Captain Bowen and Detective Robert Warlick were killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call. Their department vehicle was struck by another car that failed to stop at a stop sign.

Detective Warlick succumbed to his injuries shortly after the incident. Captain Bowen succumbed to his injuries on August 13, 1935.

Captain Bowen had served in law enforcement for 10 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 31, 1934

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 19, 2013

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