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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

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