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Officer Maurice W. Owen | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Maurice W. Owen

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, September 22, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: Not available

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Officer Owen succumbed to injuries sustained in two separate incidents while on duty. In the first incident his police motorcycle collided with a vehicle that turned in front of him. He was thrown 20 feet over the hood of the car and suffered internal injuries. Despite being injured he wrote the driver a reckless driving ticket and continued his shift.

One month later he was injured in another motorcycle accident while on duty. He again returned to work but started suffering serious internal pain several weeks later and checked into a hospital. He died from a blood clot a short time later.

Officer Owen had served with the agency for 13 years.

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Officer Owen, you are the epitome of a motor officer and your organization will always remember your tenacity and dedication and more importantly your ultimate sacrifice. I will be reading your name aloud at the California Highway Patrol Academy on May 5th, 2015 as part of the Officer Memorial activities. Thank you and God bless.

Officer Barnett
California Highway Patrol
May 4, 2015

 

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