Officer Stephen Michael Owens

Officer Stephen Michael Owens

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, September 23, 1973

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Stephen Michael Owens

Officer Stephen Owens was killed in an automobile crash while during a vehicle pursuit on I-5.

Another officer had attempted to stop a vehicle on city streets. The vehicle fled and led officers on a pursuit that eventually went onto I-5. The driver forced Officer Owens's patrol car into a concrete barrier as he and other officers attempted to box the man in.

The subject's vehicle then went out of control and struck two other patrol cars before stopping. The man was taken into custody.

Officer Owens was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Portland Police Bureau for two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

vehicle pursuit

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

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