Patrolman Marion Richard Bowman

Patrolman Marion Richard Bowman

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1968

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Marion Richard Bowman

Patrolman Bowman suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to take a mentally unstable person into custody during the 1968 Riots. The suspect began to struggle with Patrolman Bowman during the arrest and Patrolman Bowman suffered a fatal heart attack.
Patrolman Bowman had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman Bowman,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 12, 2018

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