Detective Archie Bowman

Detective Archie Bowman

Pensacola Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1938

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Archie Bowman

Detective Bowman was shot and killed while searching the home of a man on North Davis Street for illegal whiskey. As soon as he found his stash, the man pulled a pistol and shot him. The suspect fled but was later apprehended in Uriah, Alabama.

The suspect was returned to Florida, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

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