The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is learning about a fallen deputy, who was somehow forgotten over the years.
The office received an e-mail from the National Officer Down Memorial Page requesting a patch to display in honor of fallen deputy, Levi Bowers. Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch says Floyd county is often confused with counties in other states, so he thought it was a mix-up.
Upon looking into the issue the office found, Bowers was shot and killed in 1916 in Rockford, Iowa.
Newspapers articles indicate a gunman tried to shoot a doctor outside a grocery store.The doctor escaped and called for help. When deputy bowers arrived on the scene he was shot and died at the scene.
“It’s a long time to be forgotten about and he won’t be any long, rest assured were going to make sure of it.” Sheriff Lynch said.
The Sheriff’s Office says it will meet in the next couple of days to decide how to honor Bowers for years to come.