Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 08, 2017
OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL
Patrolman Marion Richard Bowman
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
Born February 29, 1924
End of Watch: Friday, April 1968
Patrolman Bowman, 44, suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to take a mentally unstable person into custody during the 1968 Riots. The suspect began to struggle with Patrolman Bowman during the arrest and Patrolman Bowman suffered a fatal heart attack.
Patrolman Bowman had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and child.
Officer Bowman was interred at Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, Iowa. He was a World War II veteran.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2017