Patrolman William Teasley Owens

Patrolman William Teasley Owens

Toccoa Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 1940

William Teasley Owens

Patrolman William Owens was shot and killed while questioning a robbery suspect on a city sidewalk.

The suspect was released sentenced to life in prison and was released after serving his sentence.

Patrolman Owens was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Owens,
On today, the 78th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Toccoa.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2018

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