Undersheriff Edward Frank Bowers, Jr.

Undersheriff Edward Frank Bowers, Jr.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 1921

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Edward Frank Bowers, Jr.

Undersheriff Bowers was shot and killed by a man who had been drinking and firing his rifle in his house.

Undersheriff Bowers and Maricopa County Deputy Crowe went to the residence of Frank George because he had been drinking and was shooting his rifle inside his house. Bowers went to the front and Crowe to the back. George was hiding behind a drapery and shot Bowers once in the chest. Bowers ran from the house, but fell dead about seventy-five yards away. Crowe saw all this and fired at George, hitting him twice in the leg. George was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

George was paroled on November 25, 1928. In March of 1929 he was arrested in Las Angeles, California, for attempted murder and violating his parole. He was returned to the Arizona Penitentiary to serve the remainder of his life sentence.

Undersheriff Bowers was survived by his wife and four children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Undersheriff Bowers,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Yavapai County.


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July 1, 2021

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