Ralph Bowman was an excellent police officer -- caring and compassionate to those he served. He was a leader in law enforcement circles, serving as President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 during very difficult times. He led his officers with devotion and courage. It was a privilege to have worked with him. His booming voice and quick smile will be missed. HPD is entering a period of mourning, draping the badges of all officers with a black ribbon in his memory.
With sincere sympathy to his wonderful family,
Neil R. Ferdelman
Chief of Police (Ret.)