Captain Donald Eugene Owens

Captain Donald Eugene Owens

Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, August 15, 1975

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Donald Eugene Owens

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 to 25 years

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

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