Deputy Sheriff Robert Bowlin, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Bowlin, Sr.

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 31, 2016

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Robert Bowlin, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Bowlin succumbed to injuries sustained on November 11th, 2006, when he was struck by a vehicle on I-81.

He was investigating another vehicle crash when an oncoming pickup truck drove off the roadway and struck him. He was never able to fully recover from his injuries and he died as a direct result of complications on October 31st, 2016.

Deputy Bowlin had served with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 2006

accident scene

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Deputy Sheriff Bowlin,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sullivan County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 31, 2021

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