Sergeant Steven C. Owen

Sergeant Steven C. Owen

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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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I will like to offer my condolences to your family and department. I did not know you personally, as an Antelope Valley resident I have heard a lot of great things about you Sergeant Steve C. Owens. It is a reminder that as a peace officer you will do the unthinkable and fight till the end. You have been a great loss to our community and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedication and service. RIP Sergeant Steve C. Owens.

RECRUIT MOTA GUSTAVO
LASD

February 24, 2018

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