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Officer Molly Suzanne Bowden

Police Officer Molly Suzanne Bowden

Columbia Police Department


End of Watch: Thursday, February 10, 2005

Biographical Info

Age: 26

Tour of Duty: 3½ yrs

Badge Number: 207

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Monday, January 10, 2005

Weapon Used: Handgun; .380 caliber

Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Officer Bowden succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one month earlier when she was shot during a traffic stop.

The officer was initially shot and wounded in the shoulder. As she retreated to the rear of the suspect's vehicle for cover, the suspect exited and shot her in the neck. After she fell to the ground, the suspect shot at her two more times, striking her in the neck again.

The following morning, the suspect shot and wounded a second Columbia officer who was staking out his mother's home. The suspect then committed suicide.

Officer Bowden had served with the agency for 3 1/2 years. She is survived by her husband, also an officer with the Columbia Police Department, two stepsons, parents, and brother.

Agency Contact Information

Columbia Police Department

600 E. Walnut St

Columbia, MO 65201