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 homes 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. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to two life terms without parole.

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

Officer Bohannon was posthumously named 2020 Officer of the Year for District 2.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life without parole

shooting call, ambush

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Here we are Bo, going on year two. It never gets easier, and I think about you daily. We're doing our best to watch over your wife and kids as well. Over this past year we put a bench in the park for you just north of where this tragedy occurred. You're never forgotten. I even run into suspects on the street that comment on just how well you treated them, and how sorry they are for what happened. We miss you. I miss you. We've got it from here buddy.

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August 29, 2022

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