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Trooper Adam Maynard Bowen

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 24, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Adam Maynard Bowen

Trooper Bowen,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the VAANG-especially during OIF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2021

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 24, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Bowen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 22, 2019

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Adam's life here on earth touched many people including mine and mine husbands. May he continue to teach each of us how fragile life is, how to love, how to enjoy life and show the gift of empathy. To Adam's family I continue to pray for you daily even after all this time. May our Heavenly Father continue to hold you close.

Kathy Prescott

October 27, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Dear Uncle Adam,
I'm missing you more than ever, I miss you so much. Sometimes at night I see you walking around the house. I'm now living with dad, I still see mum sometimes but it's my choice. i just wanted you to know what's happening.

Kylie Bowen

May 8, 2017

Thank you for your service to country and community. Rest in peace. Thoughts are with your family.

G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW3/20/2011

June 25, 2016

I remember graduating with you from High School. I will always remember you. Always there and more then a friend could ever ask for. You are missed, truly believe you are truly missed.

Martin Abrams

May 27, 2016

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 24, 2015

It has been three years since your death, and it still seems like yesterday when we laughed and joked together. Will never forget you, and will always remember the good times.

Best Friends Forever

June 27, 2014

I think of you often and wish it was a bad dream but its not.
I LOVED you everyday of your life and now everyday of mine and will do so till I die which I wish for often. I didn't loose just you I also lost the love of your brother and my I lost seeing my granddaughter. Watch out for your Grandfather Alderman in Heaven for I'm sure he is fishing.
Know that you will never leave my heart or mind.

Sue Bowe Vanlandingham

May 11, 2014



October 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for those who call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2012

I wake up in the morning
And I look up to the sky
I wonder why he took you
before I said good-bye

I look up to the stars at night
And know you're looking down
I'd like to think you're proud of me
But I'm just stumbling round

I crawl in bed and close my eyes
And realize that you're gone
Then comes the fears and then the tears
And life just seems so wrong

I glance up at the heavens
And I know you're flying by
My Angels watching over me
I'm happy as I cry

Uncle Adam I miss you so much!! you were a great listener, friend, and you were always there when i needed you! I love you!!<3 fallen but not forgotten!


October 31, 2012

rest in peace. while i may not have even met you all the things you did while you were on duty kept me and my family safe. i thankyou for your sevise adam bowen and may you live happier days in a better place.

civilian Drew Walls
pastery chief at gypsy gourmet

October 10, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

Trooper J. S. Black
Virginia State Police

March 28, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP Trooper

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

Miss you more and more everyday. I'm starting to line up things for National Police Week in 3 months. I feel like it was just yesterday that I got the phone call, but at times feel as though you are still here. I say a prayer every night now to you asking that you watch over my officers as I'm at work and that you will welcome them with open arms if anything is to happen. Forever & Always Super Trooper ❤

Liz Murphy

February 15, 2012

Adam, I think of you everyday I wear the uniform. You were such a good friend and great trooper. I still remember you giving me heck when I decided to go with Hanover and not the state. I miss you so much. You died doing what you loved, and that gives me peace. Until we meet again....

D/S L A Trexler

February 9, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Bowen, especially to his fiancee. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Adam, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Adam's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Adam's life was about so much more than the way he died. Adam will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Bowen, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 3, 2011


I still can't believe that you are gone, it plain and simple isn't right. Its true that the good die young! You were the good. I hope as the holidays inch closer and closer you make your presence know to Rae. She is so brave.

I know you didn't want to leave your life here on earth, especially just days before your wedding. I hope you are resting in peace.

Sarah Call

November 18, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with you. You truly gave 100% all the time. Im glad our last conversation ended the way it did; as usual, with a good laugh. We will miss you brother.

Trooper W.D. Green

September 14, 2011

Adam, I still think of you often. Words can not describe how much I miss you and your since of humor. You always had a way of making me laugh. I still can't believe your gone, its such a deep loss.

D/S L A Trexler
Hanover County Sheriffs Office

September 6, 2011

Thanks for serving... a fellow soldier.


July 30, 2011

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