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MAY 12—18, 2019 marks National Police Week 2019 during which the FBI will pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and agents who were killed or injured in the line of duty. This year, the FBI will launch a nationwide media campaign that reinforces its determination to find those who committed violent acts targeting law enforcement officers. Through various media avenues and publicity tools the Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers media campaign will bring increased attention to identified fugitives and unknown assailants in an attempt to locate, arrest, and bring justice to the families and agencies of the fallen victims.

Beginning May 13th field offices across the country will begin highlighting investigations where increased publicity is appropriate and potentially beneficial. In addition to this release being updated throughout the week with new cases, social media and digital billboards will be utilized to bring awareness to this campaign.

TROOPER JOHNNY BOWMAN – Deceased

On August 19, 1984, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman was brutally attacked and stabbed 45 times by an unknown assailant(s) while off-duty at his home located near Patterson Place in Manassas, Virginia. Trooper Bowman, who was unarmed at the time, engaged in a struggle with the individual(s) that awakened his two-year-old daughter in the home. Trooper Bowman later succumbed to his injuries.

All subjects, identified or not, should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or via Tips.FBI.gov with information that may lead to the identification of the individual(s) responsible for this crime.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program—Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted 2018 report is an exclusively online publication and may be viewed on the FBI’s homepage.

This is a press release from the FBI.

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