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New Hero Search Salavia C. Bowen ("Lafe")
- Dec. 26, 1902 -
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Wheeling Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: WV, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 26, 1902
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
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Dept: Wheeling Police Dept.
WV   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WV   USA   Fri. Dec. 26, 1902
Summary: Patrolman Lafe Bowen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a suspect. The man fled to Ohio after the murder where he was arrested after a shootout with Bridgeport, Ohio, officers. He was returned to West Virginia and charged with Patrolman Bowen's murder.

The suspect was found guilty of Patrolman Bowen's murder but was only sentenced to 3 years, which he served at the Moundsville Penitentiary. On January 11, 1908, he was shot and killed by a 14 year-old boy when he attempted to burglarize the boys home in Alverton, Pennsylvania.

Patrolman Bowen was survived by his wife and infant child.

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