Deputy Sheriff James Owens

Deputy Sheriff James Owens

Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, November 6, 1928

James Owens

Deputy Owens was shot and killed after breaking up a fight between two juveniles at a local school, while posted there to keep the peace during an election. As Deputy Owens' escorted one of the boys off of the premises the boy's father hit him over the head with an iron rod.

After falling to the ground, Deputy Owens drew his weapon and shot the suspect. Another man then grabbed the gun from Deputy Owens and fatally shot him.

Deputy Owens had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Deputy Sheriff Owens,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lewis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 6, 2018

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