A big national honor for a hero San Antonio Police Officer.
It was nearly five-months ago when Officer Tim Bowen found several children trapped on the second floor of a burning apartment building.
“One by one, the children jumped out of the building as Officer Bowen caught them” said Brian Lacey with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in presenting Bowen with the Organization’s Officer of the Month Award for December.
Despite the high praise, Bowen remained humble after being presented with the honor.
“Just to even be suggested for such an award makes me feel really, really awesome” Bowen said, adding he still enjoys going to work every day after so many years on the Force.
“I enjoy it–I still do for 28 years. I love what I’m doing. It makes you feel good when you can help somebody” Bowen said.
His advice for younger officers?
“Listen to your training. Pay attention to what you’re doing… and, go out and help the public. That’s what our job is. We’re here to help” Bowen said.
Bowen will again be honored in Washington D.C. during National Police Week in May.