Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Captain Donald Eugene Owens | Bloomington Police Department, Indiana Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

Captain

Donald Eugene Owens

Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, August 15, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 15 to 25 years

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Captain Donald Owens was shot and killed by a prisoner he was escorting from court. The prisoner, who was handcuffed in front, was able to draw Captain Owens' service weapon and shoot him, killing him instantly.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 to 25 years in prison.

Captain Owens had served with the Bloomington Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 13 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 21, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths