Officer William Lee Bowlin

Officer William Lee Bowlin

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 4, 1982

William Lee Bowlin

Officer Bowlin was shot and killed when he was ambushed at the scene of a domestic dispute call. He and two other officers had responded to the call and attempted to make contact with the residents of the home. After not receiving a response at the door the other two officers walked around back and Officer Bowling began to return to his cruiser. As he walked towards the car he was shot in the head by a suspect who was hiding in nearby bushes.
Officer Bowlin had been with the agency for just under five years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Bowlin. Dignity, honesty and integrity underscored your service to Nashville.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 26, 2017

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