Patrolman George T. Bowman

Patrolman George T. Bowman

Pennsauken Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1995

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George T. Bowman

Patrolman George Bowman died six weeks after suffering a heart attack while apprehending one of two suspects who were fleeing from the police.

Another officer started pursuing them after trying to arrest one of the boys for the distribution of narcotics. The pursuit had traveled from Pennsauken, through Camden, and ended on Oakland Avenue in Audubon. Patrolman Bowman collapsed after putting the juvenile driver into his patrol car following a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit. Other officers began CPR and stabilized him enough to be transported to a local hospital.

He had remained in a coma from the time he collapsed until he passed away.

Patrolman Bowman was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Pennsauken Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 54
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 20, 1995
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, juvenile offender, vehicle pursuit

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Dear Patrolman Bowman, Today December 5th 2020 I had the Pleasure of meeting your Son while participating in the Fallen Officers Memorial Wreath Run. Im sure you and your family are proud of the Man he has become and as he continues your legacy as a New Jersey State Trooper. I will pray for his safety along with all the Men and Women in Blue Stay Safe Trooper Bowman

Michael Newman

December 5, 2020

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