Guard George S. Bowman

Guard George S. Bowman

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, March 4, 1947

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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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Rest In Peace. The men who took your life lost theirs if that is of any consolidation. Doesn’t help what you lost in your sacrifice however.

Patrolman/Correctional Officer Ernie Hol
Hendersonville PD (1976-1979) NC DOC (1983-1985)

October 23, 2018

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