Deputy Sheriff Walter James Bowman

Deputy Sheriff Walter James Bowman

Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, May 27, 1934

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Walter James Bowman

Deputy Walter Bowman was struck and killed by a vehicle while engaged in a shootout with two robbers. He was attempting to arrest the two men, who had just robbed a gas station, when they opened fire on him.

Deputy Bowman took cover behind his patrol car. As he emerged from his position he was struck by an oncoming car and suffered fatal injuries.

Deputy Bowman had served with the agency for two years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

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