Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon

Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon

Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous night when he and other officers were ambushed in the 3700 block of Hartford Street at about 6:00 pm.

He and other officers were dispatched to reports of a shooting in the area. They were searching for a victim when a man opened fire on them, striking Officer Bohannon in the head and a second officer in the leg. The man then forced two residents out of their home and barricaded himself inside.

Officer Bohannon was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

The subject remained barricaded inside of the home until being taken into custody early the following morning.

Officer Bohannon had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 231

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

ambush, shots fired call

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To the family of Police Officer Tamarris Leon-Wesley Bohannon, friends, Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr. and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, MO
You are lifted up in heart, thought, and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close, and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding, to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For he (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

September 21, 2020

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