Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Salavia C. "Lafe" Bowen

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 26, 1902

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Reflections for Patrolman Salavia C. "Lafe" Bowen

That was my great great grandfather
I have his badge

Explorer Sergeant Nick Bowen
Special Response Team

November 21, 2014

My cousin Lena's late husband. RIP. I believe I have his service revolver.

N. Myers
Cousins - Thrice Removed

August 6, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th anniversary 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 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.

Your murderer received a woefully inadequate sentence of only three years, but justice was subsequently meted out by another who was defending his home.

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

December 26, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer was disappointed with the sentance handed down for you but pleased that justice was finally served on your behalf.

manhester, NH

December 24, 2007

I have been told about you as I grew up. I never met you or my great grandfather, your son, but my great grandmother has told me about you. I have followed in your footsteps and become a police officer also. I have your old nightstick and will pass it down to my son, as it was handed down to me. You were a great man and your legacy in our family will continue to be told long after I am gone. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Police Officer Sr T. Dunaway
Great Great Grandson

October 19, 2007

Thank you for making the supreme sacrifice while serving the citizens of Wheeling. I am grateful for your service. You are not forgotten.

Linda Stiles
Resident of Wheeling

June 3, 2006

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