During National Police Week 2019, the FBI is seeking information in the unsolved murders of law enforcement officers and is asking for information on the whereabouts of wanted fugitives.
May 12th through 18th, 2019 marks National Police Week 2019 during which the FBI is paying tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and agents who were killed or injured in the line of duty, launching a nationwide media campaign to find those who commit violent acts targeting law enforcement officers.
Through various media avenues and publicity tools the Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers media campaign hopes to 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.
Throughout the week the FBI will release new cases, social media and digital billboards to bring awareness to this campaign.
Tips and information can be submitted to the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or online at tips.fbi.gov.
NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE PATROLMAN ROBERT ROSENBLOOM – Deceased
Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom was fatally wounded on November 8, 1971, after he stopped a car that investigators believe was carrying Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin, and Charlie Hill.
The three suspects fled into the desert after allegedly shooting Rosenbloom in the neck and chest, emerging weeks later to allegedly hijack a truck and then a Trans World Airlines flight and gained political asylum in Cuba, and were sheltered from prosecution.
(Family of New Mexico State Police officer murdered in 1971 speaks out. Courtesy of KRQE and YouTube. Posted on May 8, 2019.)
Goodwin and Finney are believed to be dead. Hill is still living in Cuba and is wanted by the FBI and New Mexico state authorities.
Hill is still living in Cuba and is wanted by the FBI and New Mexico state authorities.
VIRGINIA 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.
(Nikki Bowman, daughter of Virginia State Police Trooper Johnny Bowman, who was killed in 1984, is asking the public for information that might help solve her father’s murder. Courtesy of the FBI and YouTube. Posted on Sep 24, 2018.)