SLMPD Officer Tamarris Bohannon Bench Dedication Ceremony in Tower Grove Park

September 10, 2021

The life of slain Officer Tamarris Bohannon was honored with a bench dedicated to his memory in Tower Grove Park, just west of the Chinese Shelter, on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Second District Officer Bohannon was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call for service on the 3700 block of Hartford and died on August 30, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Alexis Bohannon, three young children and extended family. He was 29. Officer Bohannon made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our neighborhood and we are forever grateful to him and his family.

Longtime Tower Grove Heights residents, Pat Edwards and Veronica Campbell, originated a plan to dedicate a memorial bench and worked with the Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association and Safety Committee to raise $5,000 to cover the cost of the bench. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of neighbors and friends, almost $10,000 was raised, allowing for both the bench and a substantial contribution to the family.

The event was attended by members of Officer Bohannon’s family, many fellow officers, including Captain Christi Marks, Commander of District Two, friends, and neighbors. Mrs. Bohannon was escorted by TGHNA Safety Committee member, Jennifer Florida, where she was presented with a check by TGHNA President, Patrick Weber.

Photos courtesy of Ray Marklin

Mrs. Bohannon at left
District Two Commander Christi Marks at top right
Left: TGHNA Safety Committee member, Ryan Barry, arranged for a flag that flew over the capital to be presented to Mrs. Bohannon.