Sergeant Shelby Freeman Owens

Sergeant Shelby Freeman Owens

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 1970

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Shelby Freeman Owens

Sergeant Shelby Owens was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to escort a funeral procession at 1020 hours.

He had just finished an escort and was headed towards the second funeral when a car pulled in front him. The driver of the other car was not charged.
Sergeant Owens had been employed with the Dothan Police Department for 20 years, and is survived by his son.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Sgt. Owens,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dothan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2020

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