Marshal John H. Bowman

Marshal John H. Bowman

Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 29, 1903

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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, convicted of murder, and hanged on August 5, 1904.

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 Executed in 1904

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Rest in peace Marshal Bowman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2019

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