Lieutenant David Allen Bowen

Lieutenant David Allen Bowen

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, September 29, 2008

David Allen Bowen

Lieutenant David Bowen suffered a fatal stroke following a call-out to supervise a fatal vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

The morning following the investigation he was assigned to supervise officers detailed to a concert at the Blank Park Zoo. Shortly after his shift began to display symptoms of a stroke and collapsed. He was flown to the University of Iowa Hospital where he died two days later.

Lieutenant Bowen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 31 years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 4629
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Lt. Bowen,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 29, 2018

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