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, 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 In custody

shots fired 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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