On January 28, 2018 Lt. Ray Bowman passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lt. Bowman served the community of Fort Oglethorpe through the Police Department for over 18 years. He had been a police officer for over 40 years and was a veteran of the United States Army.
When Lt. Bowman’s condition worsened he expressed regret that he wouldn’t be able to attend his daughter’s, Maddie, high school graduation. We as a department promised Ray that we would be there in his honor and tonight we were able to fulfill that promise to our friend who has gone on before us. While the faces of our department have changed over the past few years, the love and loyalty that binds us together is still there.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
“Honor, Integrity, and Respect are never betrayed. I will always hold myself and others accountable for having the courage to do the right thing!”