Guard George S. Bowman

Guard George S. Bowman

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, March 4, 1947

George S. Bowman

Guard George Bowman was shot and killed by three escaping inmates at the North Carolina Prison Camp at the Eddyville Quarry.

All three inmates were arrested a short time later. They were all convicted of Guard Bowman's murder, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed in the gas chamber on November 1st, 1947.

Guard Bowman was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, March 3, 1947
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1947

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Officer Bowman,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW I. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 4, 2014

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