FORT PAYNE, Ala. — It’s with a heavy heart that the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of one of our own.
Deputy Mickey Bowen had served 21 years with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, working both in the Detention Center and most recently as a transport deputy. Recently, Mickey was enjoying his promotion to Chief Executive Assistant in the Detention Center.
On Tuesday, Mickey passed away in UAB Hospital in Birmingham due to complications that arose from COVID-19.
Mickey was 49 years old and survived by his wife and two daughters. The Bowen’s lived in the Crossville community.
Visitation will be tomorrow (Friday, October 30, 2020) at the Crossville Memorial Chapel from 1 pm to 3 pm. The funeral will follow immediately after. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Church following the funeral.
We ask for your prayers for Mickey’s family and his DCSO family. Deputy Bowen was very much loved by all of us, and not only at work, but in the DeKalb County community as a whole.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of Deputy Bowen’s Passing: “Dealing with the pandemic these last few months has made our jobs more difficult, but losing such a beloved member of our team really hits hard.”
“Mickey always had a way of making us laugh and brightening our day. He was always there for his co-workers, and was just a great human being to be around. To us, it’s like losing a close family member,” he said. “We’d like to ask the public to keep us and Mickey’s family in their prayers.”
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.