Former longtime Collinsville Police Chief and DeKalb County Deputy Gary Bowen has died.
Bowen began his career at the Collinsville Police Department in 1979. He retired from Collinsville on January 31, 2019 as the longest serving Police Chief in the State of Alabama. And after a very short retirement, Bowen started working with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as SRO for Collinsville School.
Services will be at Collinsville Funeral Home on Thursday, July 22. Visitation is from 11:00-2:00. Funeral will follow at 2:00 at Sharpe Chapel. Burial will be at Copeland Bridge Cemetery on County Road 39. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Alabama Law Enforcement.
The family asks that instead of flowers, make donations to: DeKalb County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #37 1913 Forest Ave NW Fort Payne, Al 35967.