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Officer John E. Owen | Orlando Police Department, Florida Orlando Police Department, Florida


John E. Owen

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, August 4, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer John Owen was shot and killed by an escapee from the Tavares Road Camp. The suspect was also shot and killed.

Officer Owen had served with the Orlando Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two young children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 30, 2013


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