Authorities Id Man Who Jumped to His Death from Jefferson County Bridge

A 66-year-old Warrior man jumped more than 100 feet to his death on July 20, 2017.

Authorities on Friday released the name of a man who took his own life on a north Jefferson County bridge.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Robert W. Bowman. He was 66, and lived in Warrior.

Warrior police received a call at 11:04 a.m. Thursday from a witness reporting the incident, which happened on the River Bridge over the Locust Fork branch of the Warrior River on U.S. 31.

Warrior and Kimberly police are working the incident, which is at what is known as the River Bridge over the Locust Fork branch of the Warrior River. Firefighters from both cities are also on site.

Police Chief Ray Horn said the motorist told them that the man – now identified as Bowman – stopped his car on bridge and got out. He looked over the bridge, looked backed toward the road and then jumped. Horn said the drop was more than 100 feet.

Police officers from Warrior, Kimberly and Morris responded to the scene, as well as firefighters from Warrior and Kimberly. The first officer on the scene spotted Bowman and pulled him to shore.

He was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:31 a.m., according to coroner’s officials.

Warrior Police Chief Ray Horn

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