Jailer Arthur Waggoner Bowman

Jailer Arthur Waggoner Bowman

Hart County Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 1931

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Arthur Waggoner Bowman

Jailer Arthur Bowman was shot and killed while riding with a posse searching for a man wanted on a shooting charge.

The posse encountered another subject and was they began to question him the man opened fire, fatally wounding Jailer Bowman. Other members of the posse returned fire, fatally wounding the man.

Jailer Bowman was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hart County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 30, 2021

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