Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 1515
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Sunday, August 19, 1984
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect Info: Never identified
On August 19, 1984 at 4:15 a.m., Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman answered the front door at his residence located in the Bristoe Station development of Manassas, Virginia, and was repeatedly stabbed by an unknown assailant. The attacker fled on foot and Trooper Bowman died shortly thereafter at a local hospital.
A suspect was identified but was never charged due to a lack of evidence.
Trooper Bowman had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Anyone with information about the death of Trooper Bowman is urged to contact the Bowman Homicide Task Force at (703) 323-2211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may remain anonymous.
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