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Deputy Ora Clyde Owen | El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, California El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, California

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Ora Clyde Owen

El Dorado County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, October 22, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Owen was killed in South Lake Tahoe by a drunk driver. Deputy Owen had been involved in a vehicle accident and was directing traffic. An off duty deputy was going by and was asked by Deputy Owen to help direct traffic and setting out flares, while they awaited the arrival of the California Highway Patrol and a tow truck. The two deputies had just put out additional flares when the sound of screeching tires rang out. As the off duty deputy turned to see what the commotion was about, he witnessed saw Deputy Owen being hit by a vehicle, and tumbling through the air. Deputy Owen died at the scene.

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