12, 1968, Officer Bowman, 44, was attempting
to subdue a mentally unstable person involved
in a disturbance on Main Street between Amour and 36th Street during the 1968 riots and
suffered a fatal heart attack. Officer Bowman
was taken to General Hospital.
The National Guard and Highway Patrol patrolled the city to maintain peace.
Bowman had been with the Kansas City Police
Department for 15 years, was assigned to the Traffic Unit at the time of his death and was survived
by his wife and child. Interred: Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Article by Brent Marchant