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Off-Duty Md. Cop Killed In Crash In Cruiser

October 18, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Prince George's County PD.
Photo courtesy of Prince George's County PD.

An off-duty Prince George's County (Md.) Police officer was killed in a crash in his marked cruiser Thursday afternoon, the second time this year that a county officer has been fatally injured in a traffic accident.

Officer Kevin Bowden, 28, had completed his work shift and was headed north on Branch Avenue about 3 p.m. when his cruiser collided with a sport-utility vehicle near the intersection of Surratts Road, County Police Chief Mark Magaw said Thursday night. He said the impact of the crash forced Bowden’s cruiser into a utility pole.

Bowden was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Magaw said.

Read the full Washington Post story.


Comments (8)

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George Gunn @ 10/18/2012 9:58 PM

You have steadied your hand so others may not trimble. You have brought calm to the night so others could rest. You have given the daylight your presence so others would not fear. Now, rest in peace for God rewards his servants who have cared for others.

MARTINEZ_2386 @ 10/18/2012 10:15 PM

REST IN PEACE

George @ 10/18/2012 11:37 PM

If the driver of the other vehicle did cut off the officer then I'm thankful that Maryland has the death penalty.

S.S @ 10/19/2012 7:06 AM

Tragic loss. R.I.P. Officer Bowden. Prayers go out to your friends and family.

MGC @ 10/19/2012 1:46 PM

Rest in Peace my brother! God takes care of those who care for others. Thank you for your service.

jus sayn @ 10/20/2012 8:07 AM

its sad...condolences to his fam...BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT POLICE OFFICERS SPEEDING....IM ALMOST POSITIVE HE WAS, THAT MUCH DAMAGE!!...I SEE POLICE SPEEDING BY EVERY TIME THEY PASS ME....THEY ABUSE THERE AUTHORITY AND THAT CAUSES DAMAGE TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS....WE NEED MORE CONSEQUENCES TO THOSE VIOLATING...I LIVE IN WALDORF AND PASSED THIS SITE ON MY WAY HOME...SPEEDING IS NOT WORTH IT...AND IF THERE NOT SPEEDING THERE TALKING ON THE PHONE OR BOTH..

deputy dog @ 10/20/2012 5:06 PM

jus sayn, im almost positive the your priorities are backwards, i see that your condolences are in lower case and that your RANT IS IN CAPS. Also when a police car passes me on the road im almost positive that i don't know if that officer is abussing his authority or responding to a call. Further more that damage could have been caused by the other vehicle speeding and the only thing that im positive about is that i don't know all the facts of the accident investigation. Therefore im going to wait before i start laying blame.

Nichole @ 10/22/2012 3:32 AM

Well said, deputy dog.

jus sayn is an idiot. When all you see is the aftermath, you can't just go pointing fingers. Ridiculous.

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