After years of what he looks at as an investment from the community, a Warsaw native is now hoping to payback that debt by protecting and serving the people in the town he calls home.
This past month, Charles Bowles IV joined the Warsaw police department, hoping to bring his expertise and affinity for the region in an effort to make the department the “best it can be.”
“This is something I have always wanted to do,” Bowles said. “I love helping people and there is something different every day in my job. I like problem solving, interacting and meeting new people. More importantly, this feels like I am investing in the community that helped raised me. “
Bowles moved here as a child after his father, Charles Bowles III, was transferred to the Northern Neck News from his post in Ashland. His mother, Glenn Tinsley, worked at the Orchard as the director of admissions.
Bowles graduated from Rappahannock High School, where he excelled in sports, including little league, and his studies.
After high school, the young man with a quick wit and infectious smile volunteered for the local fire department and worked for the YMCA, where Bowles coached youth soccer as well as working at the front desk.
Bowles married his high school sweetheart Brooke in 2009, after four years of dating, and together they reside just outside the county in a home they had built near Lyell’s Corner.
Bowles said that he and Brooke, who works at Riverside Health Systems as a nurse manager, went to their prom together and she has been his heart ever since.
“She has the amazing ability to put up with me and she is also my best friend and support system,” Bowles said of his wife.
Currently, Bowles is taking a half-time course load through the American Military…
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