Sergeant Claude Earl Bowman

Sergeant Claude Earl Bowman

Cook County Highway Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 22, 1923

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Claude Earl Bowman

Sergeant Claude Bowman succumbed to injuries from a motorcycle accident on Lake Street Road in Bartlett at 6:30 pm.

He was pursuing a speeding vehicle when he struck the rear of a car that quickly stopped to make a left turn. He was transported to the hospital where he passed away a few hours later.

Sergeant Bowman served with the Cook County Highway Police for one year. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Sgt. Bowman,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cook County.


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July 22, 2023

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