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Patrolman George T. Bowman

Pennsauken Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1995

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Reflections for Patrolman George T. Bowman

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

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

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

September 3, 2020

Patrolman Bowman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United Sfates Border Patrol

September 3, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Bowman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2019

Brother Bowman,

Yesterday we laid a wreath at your grave site. The program that runs this is the Fallen Heroes Wreath Program. A program we are sure you would have approved of. Although the Officers that honored you yesterday never worked with you, we want you to know that you have not been forgotten. Your locker is still waiting for you at police headquarters. Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Michael Ciaccia #172
Pennsauken Township

December 2, 2018

Sir I remember this day, heros never die. We have the watch.

Cherry Hill Ofiicer

January 11, 2015

George ...
Today, I found this page. I try hard every day! It has been a long time since you left to join the angels ... I miss you.

Barbara Bowman widow (9/3/95)

June 16, 2014

I know you see your son and the good things he is doing with the State Police. He is a good guy and will make you proud by being a great trooper.

Keep him safe out there George.


January 12, 2010

Rest In Peace. SALUTE!


September 11, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 3, 2009

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

I salute you, Sir, on the 12th Anniversary of your death. May your family and friends take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

September 3, 2007

Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 3, 2007

George- to me you were a war hero, a police hero and a great friend. You lived by a code of honor few could match and were the bravest man I know. It was an honor to have known you and I think of you often.
Rest in Peace Brother

February 28, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Bowman.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 10, 2004

George I remember you standing tall at the NJ and National Conferences asking questions and giving your opinion. I was always happy to see you. I was sorry that your wife had a hard fight for your penison, but now things are better for her. I know the guys of your agency and the FOP are going all out for the Bowman Fund, to help others like you would have wanted. Semper Fi brother .

Lt. Daniel J. Daly(Ret)
Newark Police Department

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