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Officer John E. Owen

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 4, 1962

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Reflections for Officer John E. Owen

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

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Owen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Owen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

My prayers are with your family as they face another EOW. The pain in their hearts is still so very strong. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Owen. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 4, 2011

Not only was he a dedicated police officer but alsoo a dedicated family man to his wife, Betty and children, Lisa and Mike. A hole was blown through our family by the man who shot John that can never be filled.


March 16, 2011



July 27, 2008

I was blessed to know John and rode on patrol with him on various occassions. John had a, "Super" sense of humor, you could always depend upon John for a few good laughs before the shift was over with. John was a very laid back man, not much up-set him, easy going and a delight to be around. He made an impact upon all who were blessed to know him and I consider it an honor to have served with him and called him, my friend. RET. OPD Sgt. Tom LeBlanc, from 1961 to 1986.


February 9, 2006

Ofc. Owen, there is a photo of you in the O.P.D. Hall of Honor to ensure that your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your courage and commitment is our legacy today.

Fellow Officer
Orlando Police Dept.

May 3, 2005

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