Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Douglas Bowman

Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Douglas Bowman

Bill, you and I had the craziest calls together. I still remember many of them. And of course every one of those patients had to go to Emanuel Hospital so you could see Corrie. I still remember that call on a guy who fell down. We ended up finding out he had no legs and his artificial legs had collapsed under him. We put him on the bus and on his way. As we were getting ready to clear to call somebody else flag this down. We ran over there and here was another guy with no legs, plus he had no arms. I remember looking at you and saying, is this some kind of cruel joke, you couldn’t stop laughing. And of course we went to Emanuel. We had some other pretty crazy calls together. I am retired now, and you would be also. Looking at your face on this website made me cry. I always hope your wife and kids are doing well. Your daughter posted on this website and I’m here to tell her that you were a good man. The the world is a lesser place without you in it.

Chuck Coleman, paramedic

January 26, 2022

Bill was an Explorer advisor when I was in the program. He was a professional, and he mentored a lot of us younger people interested in law enforcement. When I rode with him, there wasn't much that threw him off and he was very calm - it just seemed to me like he'd done everything there was to do in law enforcement. He had a heart to serve people, and treated everyone right. The type of deputy I think we look for in 2020, Bill was already that 20+ years ago.

Sgt. Eric Lee

December 19, 2020

My sweet daddy.

I never got to know him, but reading these reflections makes me feel as if i had the chance to. The wonderful words spoken by his friends and family make me so proud to be his daughter. Thank you, everyone. I am so appreciative.

Grace Bowman

September 14, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

It is so hard to believe it's been 20 years since we all lost you. You had many families, each missing their father, brother, friend. We crossed paths many times, but we mostly knew each other via the radio. I stayed as composed as I could at your funeral, right up until my fellow dispatcher sent out your 'last call' as Lifeflight flew directly overhead, on their way north into the distance. Listening to that on the 'other end' broke me, and cemented the fact that it was really happening. Thank you for your dedicated service, spanning multiple professions and specialties, therein. MLH&R

Jim Paul
Retired CCOM

September 12, 2020


Still wish you were here to make us all listen to disco music, put on a fireworks show on the 4th of July, celebrate your birthday at The Old Spaghetti Factory and double date to Christmas concerts at The Old Church. Life will never be the same without you in this world and every year the painful memories of this day come back for reflection. It will never get easier for those of us lucky enough to know you.

Christina Warren

September 12, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 18th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 12, 2018

Bill I’m standing outside the Bowman Training Center remembering you. First as a Paramedic, then as the officer you loved being so much.
I remember you talking to me about the upcoming training at Rilea. How excited you were. We parted saying we’d meet up so you could tell me about the exercise.
Peace be with you my friend.
I will never forget my brother from the streets.

AMR Northwest

March 11, 2018

Godspeed to you Bill. Another year gone and I miss you just as much as the first. Till we meet again...

Dacia Bowman

September 12, 2016

Bill, your funeral was the first and hardest LEO service I attended. Numerous military funerals did nothing to prepare me for CCOM call for status. Your passing was a tragedy that could have and should have been prevented. Rest In Peace.

Ray Inabnitt
Former Molall PD / Clackamas County SO and Marion County SO

February 12, 2016

To the Bowman family, today, we honor William for his dedicated service and devotion to duty. It was obvious he was "called" to be a deputy, first responder, dad and husband. The Oregon Legislature is proud to honor him and we pray for all of you.
Andy Olson, Ret OSP

Representative, albany

February 9, 2016

Happy birthday Bill. I often feel you near.

Friend Mike Fletcher

December 21, 2015

You are remembered

AMR RATT Paramedic

June 13, 2015

We still miss you each and every day Bill ...

Dacia Bowman

September 12, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 4, 2013

I always remember you Bill, especially on this day. I was fortunate to be able to work with Bill as a co-worker at the Clackamas Co. S.O. Bill was a great Deputy and I miss him. In addition to regular patrol Deputy duties, we both were instructing other Deputies on the use of the Report Writing system we were using at that time - so I got to work more closely with him than others. I'm still a Deputy at CCSO, closing in on 25 years there now and even though Bill left us 13 years ago today, I feel him everytime I walk into a shift roll call. September 12, 2013

Deputy Anthony Edwards
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2013

Remembering you Bill on this day ... another year gone. We will forever miss your presence but feel lucky to see you in the eyes of your children.

Mom, Corie, Ed, Lauren and Grace - I am thinking of you and with you today...

Dacia Bowman

September 12, 2012

Corie ,Lauren, Grace
Has it been almost 12 years ... wow .. You are in my thoughts daily Corie .. Also from TOH i remember we were trying to plan a trip to Vegas so we could all meet face to face .. I'm glad you remarried .. and I know that the girls and you still think of him daily . Tom was shot several yearsa fter Bill in training and we both to this day have anxiety issues when he has range day. and never ever take those days for granted .
If you read this , look me up on facebook .

Dana Atwood
TOH sister in blue

January 19, 2012

My heart aches for your wife and children and all you have missed in their lives.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 18, 2011

Hard to believe 10 years have past when many of us still think this happened yesterday. Spent almost all day with you and nice to see some friendly faces hanging out too. Miss you my friend and see you again soon.


Brett Thackston
Former CCSO

October 1, 2010

10 long years ago ... and it still feels like yesterday. We still miss your family presence each and every day. We remember you on this day, as we do every day - even though the lives around us move on.

Till we are together again,

Mom and Dac

Jo and Dacia
Mother and Sister

September 12, 2010

It has now been 10 years since Bill's death and I see and hear from him daily in the faces of his two girls, Lauren and Grace. We extend our appreciation to those left behind who must wipe away the tears and continue to risk their lives everyday. Thank you to all emergency personnel for all that you do for us. And for never forgetting those who have died doing what they loved.

Corie Bowman-Gosse

September 12, 2010

Its been 10 years. I wonder what would have been different, and how your presence would have impacted others. It would be incredible to know.

You will be thought of always!!! Your loss will forever teach safety, and diligence.

God Bless your family.

J Postlewait, D1

September 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary week of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace. I hold your family and loved ones in my heart's embrace. I also hold your friend Tim in thought and prayer and pray for his solace.

Phyllis Loya


September 18, 2009

Deputy Bowman, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your family. I am sure the members of the Clackamas Co. SD still miss you. SSA Pierson

SSA Ellen Pierson

April 21, 2009

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