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Corporal Timothy Joseph Bowe

Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, June 7, 1997

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Reflections for Corporal Timothy Joseph Bowe

While I did not know Trooper Bowe but I found a East River Pirates hockey jersey with a memorial patch on it. I was curious about who he was and the people he had in his life. A quick search and I learned about a brave trooper and this jersey will be worn with pride.

Jesse Daniels

October 31, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 8, 2017

On May 15th, 2017 I was given the honor of reading Trooper Bowe's name at the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial in St. Paul. Standing guard at the memorial has been and will continue to be one of the greatest honors of my law enforcement career. Although Trooper Bowe is no longer with us, he will always be remembered. Rest in peace Trooper Bowe, we will take it from here.

Officer Scott Fillingane
Maple Grove Police Department

May 15, 2017

rest in peace you are remembered

jody pangerl

June 8, 2016

The years go by, but your sacrifice will always be remembered and appreciated. Thank you for your seflessness and courage. RIP and God Bless.

Jake Honeycutt
Thankful resident of Orem, UT

September 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

Tim Bowe is the reason I am a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper. I will never forget the first time I met him before my background started. He was such an impressive human being.
I had a grand plan on thanking him on each and every 10th anniversary I would have with the agency. I'm currently in my 25th year now.
To know Tim was to know love and compassion. BUT, you never wanted to see Tim get mad or he'd squish you like a bug. Make no mistake about it, he was a very strong and athletic man. He was a former all state football player from Columbia Heights, MN.
After he finished my background investigation, he made a comment to me that I will NEVER forget. I was so honored to hear the words he spoke "Steven, I have never met anyone in my life that reminded me more of me, than you".
Tim, I know God has you up in heaven. I know you are playing with your daughter on a daily basis, and I thank you for all of the opportunities you have given me.
Oh how I miss him. I keep his picture in my squad as I have since that fateful day back in 1997.

Sgt Steven Zerwas
Minnesota State Patrol

May 17, 2015

Thank you and God Bless you and the family you left behind.


June 8, 2014

I was sadden when I heard the news. Although retired and living in AZ I could feel the pain.

Larry Chalsma, dispatcher
Isanti County Sheriff's

June 7, 2014

Tim, it's been alot of years but still seems like yesterday. I can rememember the day you and I tested together to get into Alexandria Technical College and then became classmates and in the same section. I recall talking to you about losing your daughter and my loss of my younger brother. I hope heaven is all it is suppose to be and that we will see you again there! Until then---

Sgt. Brad Brejcha (retired)
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

June 4, 2014

Still think about you often Tim! Thinking about your family and kids without their dad and husband by their side just isn't right. Even after this much time. I know you are guarding them from heaven. I ask that you continue to help keep us all safe until we see you again. God bless your friends and family!

Sgt. Brad Brejcha
Colege classmate, Douglas County Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2012

You are a hero, brother.

Michigan State Police

June 8, 2012

I salute you sir for your service. Thanks for making world a beautiful place.


June 8, 2012

Cpl. Bowe, your son remembers your sacrifice. May your memory be a shield and bastion of hope to your son and family in their darkest hours. Rest easy Trooper, your watch is over.

CTO ValenOfGrey
CVPD, Maine

June 8, 2012

Your family must be so proud, and so sad at the same time. A true hero - Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

March 15, 2011

You served well and the reflections posted are a testimony to your impact on many lives.

May your children grow knowing you are watching over them.

Maintiens Le Droit

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 20, 2009

Your memory is always with us. Our family still has the memorial t-shirts that were made for you honour and we wear them all the time! God bless you and your family, you are never forgotten.

Dispatcher - Laura
Crow Wing County

December 19, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 28, 2007

May God continue to comfort your family, friends and co-workers. May your family know you were a true hero.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

June 7, 2007

Your family and friends are in my prayers on the 10th anniversary of your call to Heaven.

June 7, 2007

God bless you and your family on this 10th anniversary of your tragic death.

Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

June 7, 2007

You are not forgotten brother trooper.


February 11, 2007

Corporal you are a true hero and your legacy will be not be forgotten
Godspeed my Brother


December 3, 2006

Rest in peace fellow trooper.

Penna State Police

October 31, 2006

May you rest in peace.

June 7, 2006

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