Trooper Adam M. Bowen
Division I - King George County
End of Watch: June 24, 2011
Today and always, the Virginia State Police Family remembers, honors and celebrates the service and dedication of Trooper Adam M. Bowen. Adam was fully dedicated to serving as a Virginia State Trooper. He loved protecting and serving the Citizens of Virginia and he was always available to assist other law enforcement officers. He strived always to make Virginia a safer place to live and he make every effort to stop crime in all its forms. He led his area, which included King George and Caroline counties, in criminal arrests and was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 2010 for his enforcement efforts against impaired drivers.
On June 24, 2011, Trooper Adam Bowen answered the call for assistance and was responding to assist a fellow officer when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction turned left in front of him. Trooper Bowen immediately took evasive action by braking and changing lanes to avoid hitting the other vehicle. Despite his maneuvers, the other vehicle still struck the patrol vehicle in the driver's side rear door causing the police vehicle to spin out of control and to strike a pole. Trooper Bowen died at the scene becoming the 57th Virginia State Police Trooper to make the ultimate sacrifice while performing his official duties.
Virginia State Police Superintendent, Colonel W. Steven Flaherty described Trooper Bowen "as a dedicated public safety professional" who not only served as a Virginia State Trooper for three years but also as a Soldier for five years including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trooper Bowen is a true Virginia Hero for the way he lived, served and protected the Citizens of Virginia and the Nation!
His memory lives and his service stands as an inspiration for all that follow!
Thank you Trooper Adam Bowen for your loyal service, dedication, and example!
Rest in Peace Brother