ASHEVILLE NC – On Tuesday, October 29, the city tragically lost a member of the Asheville Police Department family in the line of duty. Officer Bingaman was driving across the French Broad River when the patrol vehicle he was driving left the Captain Jeff Bowen Bridge. Despite the great efforts of emergency personnel and APD officers who responded to the scene, Officer Bingaman succumbed to his injuries. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Officer Bingaman’s family. He honorably served his country as a member of the Marine Corps and his city as a well respected police officer.
We ask that the community keep Officer Bingaman in their prayers as well as his family, friends and the officers he worked alongside to keep our community safe. We also ask that you keep the Asheville Police Department in your thoughts and prayers. It goes without saying that this is a great loss for the department, the City of Asheville and our community as a whole.
Once funeral arrangements have been made with the family, more information will be distributed.