Marshal John H. Bowman

Marshal John H. Bowman

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 29, 1903

John H. Bowman

City Marshal John Bowman was assassinated by a suspect that fired a shotgun through the front window of Marshal Bowman’s residence. He was shot as an act of revenge for his tough stance against drinking and gambling. The murder took place in front of his wife and four children. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death but the sentence was later commuted to life.

Marshal Bowman had been with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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R.I.P. Sir. Thank you for your service.

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March 27, 2013

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