Deputy Ora Clyde Owen

Deputy Ora Clyde Owen

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1961

Ora Clyde Owen

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not Forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 22, 2017

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