David Bower

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Service Record

Soldotna Alaska Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in March 2004.[1]
Salary $135,541 (2022)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[3]


2023 Lifesaving Award

On February 8, 2023, Bower located a person who was not breathing and had no pulse. Bower and another person performed CPR until paramedics arrived.[4]

On April 26, 2023, Bower received a Lifesaving Award.[4]

Incident Reports

2019 Domestic Violence

In 2019, children in Bower's house called police to report domestic violence. Police were dispatched, but did not log the response.[3]

Response Timeline

2019 Domestic Violence

For a second time in 2019, children in Bower's house called police to report domestic violence. Police were dispatched.[3]

Response Timeline

No charges were filed.[3]

2021 Search of Martin Anderson

In May 2021, Anderson was involved in a civil dispute with a business, who complained to the department. Bower performed an investigation and secured warrants based on the business's claims.[5]

Response Timeline

On May 23, 2023, Anderson sued Bower and city for violation of his First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.[5]

2023 Domestic Violence

On July 19, 2023, a family member of Bower's called police to report that he had assaulted her.[3][6]

Response Timeline

On July 19, 2023, Bower was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault.[3]

Bower was placed on administrative leave.[3]

LEO Ratings


  1. David Bower, LinkedIn
  2. David Martin Bower, City of Soldotna, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Riley Board, Soldotna cop arrested on domestic violence charge, Alaska Public, 2023-08-08
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ashlyn O'Hara, Soldotna police officer recognized for lifesaving actions, Peninsula Clarion, 2023-04-27
  5. 5.0 5.1 Anderson v. The City of Soldotna et al, U.S. District Court, 2023-05-23
  6. Daily Dispatch, AK Bureau of Investigation