Sergeant Steven C. Owen

Sergeant Steven C. Owen

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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Steven C. Owen

Sergeant Steve Owen was shot and killed after responding to a burglary in progress call in the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7 in Lancaster, California.

He was checking the rear of the apartment building when the subject emerged and shot him. The other deputy on scene heard the shooting and ran to the rear of the building, where he found Sergeant Owen wounded. As he rendered aid the suspect attempted to steal Sergeant Owen's patrol car, but but crashed into a second patrol car as the second deputy attempted to stop him.

The man then fled into a nearby home where he took two teenagers hostage for several hours. As a SWAT team entered the apartment the man fled but was quickly apprehended.

Sergeant Owen had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

Burglary

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Sergeant Owen,

Thank you for taking a bullet for us civilians out there. Everyone thinks that only cops, explorers, and their families care when an officer goes down, but that is not the case. Us civilians do care, and we are forever grateful for your sacrifice. Thank you, Sergeant Owen. We all salute you.

Drew Ramezani

Civilian Supporter and Future LASD Deputy Sheriff

January 10, 2019

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