KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
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Police Officer
Marion Richard Bowman
End of Watch: Friday, April 12, 1968
Age: 44
DOB: February 25, 1924
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Date of incident:
Cause of death: Heart attack
Suspect information:
 
On April 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.

Officer 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