Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Carlos Winston Owen

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, June 17, 2004

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Reflections for Officer Carlos Winston Owen

Carlos was one of the best street officers I ever knew, I learned alot from Carlos. I would sit and talk to Carlos almost everyday in the early 1990's. I remember at the funeral Chief Anita Nunn ask the officers in the room that had been trained by Carlos to stand up. I was amazed at the number officers that stood up. Carlos passed on his knowledge, experience and integrity to a generation of officers that will pass those same values down to several generations of officers. Carlos was my friend and will be remembered.

Sgt. Jeff Shelton
Coffee County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2020

Justice has finally been served. I hope your family can get a little bit more closure tonight. RIP Hero


March 7, 2020

Officer Owen, tonight your family have received justice . Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 5, 2020

March 5th....Justice will finally be served

Sgt. Shipman
Law enforcement family

January 31, 2020

I Remember Officer Carlos Owens Being Born & Raised In Ensley Alabama. We Use To Call Officer Owens "Curly"I Can Say That As A Then Young Man Curly Use To Come by My House To Let Me Know that If I Had A Pending Case. In His Words "You Need To Go Handle That.& He Always Was Very Courteous & I Really Felt That He Was Concerned About Me & My Situation. Rest Well "Curly"

Johnny Mitchell

October 16, 2019

Uncle Carlos,
I'm remembering you today. I miss you. You gave me such great advice. I wouldn't have my career today if it wasn't for you leading me to it. That's just how you were - always taking care of everyone. Brad and I loved when you were near our house working and would stop by to visit. You were instrumental in his career too. I hope you're proud of us. I always wonder what other guidance you would've given us if you hadn't been taken away. I hope you're up there with Daddy and y'all are having the best times brothers can have. Give him a hug for me. I love you both and miss you more than words could describe.

Ashley Dickey

June 17, 2019

In memory and tribute to the last three officers to die in the line of duty in Birmingham, AL

PHILLIP L JOHNSON, SR, Retired Officer
B'ham Police

June 14, 2017

Carlos, You were always there watching my six when I was in Dugan's. I miss those nights that I would go in there to eat a burger and have a long island ice tea or two. You were such a good friend to me. Always there to listen and have a shoulder if I ever needed it. Especially for the very rough times. When I learned of your death I was in Iraq and I cried because I couldn't be here to say goodbye to a very loving friend. I miss you and our talks. One day we'll see each other again and we'll talk. God has you there because he needed his best soldier. Love you! Miss you!

Teresa Rye Rogers
Close Friend

May 1, 2016

Just one of those days "Curly"......hey a rookie just came your way , only tears , an assault rifle , yeah I know you know .......
Tell Officer Ashley Guindon , who came to you on Saturday 27 Feb 2016 , her first day on patrol , she will be missed and you got her back . Tell Harley and Rob to keep her close and of course Mary , Joe and Sgt. Bianchi to let her know her police family has her family close.......miss you much , made a pie a few days ago , maybe one day , maybe one day..........

Val Pickens
B'ham PD , Al (retired)

February 29, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

What a tragic event 11 years ago. Rest in peace brothers.

Steve Van Slyke, retired officer
El Cajon Police Dept El Cajon, California

June 17, 2015

I have noted that on this date, in various years, multiple deaths occurred due to single events. How disturbing that so many can be taken at one time as often as seems the case on this date; 4 events, 6 different law enforcement agencies, 12 law enforcement officers.

On this anniversary of these events, I wish to acknowledge the heroism of each and thank them for their service.

May you, Officer Owen, forever Rest in Peace, and God Bless you, Brother.
May your murder never again see the light of day.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 17, 2015

I love and miss you! You are in my thoughts all the time! So much has changed since you left! I wish you were still here. I sure do miss your phone calls everyday! I hate to hear the phone ring!

Your daughter, Andrea

June 11, 2014

Carlos, you will always be remembered fondly by all police officers who came in contact with you. I don't know if you knew or not, but when I was at the Police Academy, I made a point of sending the fastest, most in-shape officers to you as rookies. I told them to get ready to run, because you would point out someone you knew was selling or buying dope, and would say, "get them", and they would be able to run them down. Good times!
RIP my friend.

Officer Bruce Smith
Fultondale Police Dept. Retired Police Academy Sgt. Birmingham Police

November 22, 2013

I was stationed at the 24 Hour Intake/Magistrate Office of the Jefferson County Family/Juvenile Court during the time of referenced officers death. The came there fairly frequently on police business usually with juveniles in custody and all three had been in a week or two before the fatal event. All three officers were likeable and professional as far as I was concerned. I hoped they thought the same about me. I severely regretted and was very, very saddened by the events. All rest in peace and peace to the families involved.

Roger Thompson, Intake/Magistrate
Jefferson County Family Court

October 1, 2013

Hi Dad! I was thinking of you as I always do, everyday. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. I love you and miss you dearly. You will NEVER be forgotten.

I will love you always,
Your daughter Andrea

December 20, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary year of your death. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 24, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

I, like anyone who was working on June 17, 2004, will never forget the events that took place when that call went out over the radio. We had no idea that we would arrive there to find our friends and co-workers murdered. I wanted to just stop right there and say, "Ok, time out! Lets re-wind and start over, this has gone too far". I guess I was in shock because I never thought it could happen to one of us. Reality check!
I don't think anyone would disagree they were the three most aggressive, butt kicking, bad guy arresting officers in the West Precinct at that time. The bad guys knew it too. You three heros are greatly missed. Let's not forget the lone survivor of that tragic day, M.C. I hope you're doing well. God bless the families of all envolved...

Sergennt Terrance "Bo" Hardin
BPD Co-worker

July 26, 2011

It's lauren... I just want you to know that I miss you so much and I love you! I cannot even explain how much! you were the best grandpa in the entire world! I LOVE AND MISS YOU EVERYDAY!



July 7, 2011

Carlos, I cried my eyes out when the lord took you home. I was devastated that you were taken away from us. Over the years, I have learned to think back on the good times and when you were happy doing your job. I remember the undercover stings and how much you embarrassed me and all I can do is shake my head and chuckle at your antics. I still tell my friends stories about you and me against the prostitutes. lol I miss you brother. You had such a positive impact on my life and I hope you know that you are never forgotten.

Former Officer Terry Hargrove
Birmingham Police Dept.

November 20, 2010

You will always be loved and remembered by your co-workers and the citizens you served.You will always be one of the best to ever wear the uniform.I know that you are looking after us while drinking your coffee and smoking a cigarette.

Sgt. John Callahan

June 20, 2010

I sure do miss you and wish you were here. The girls have grown up so much. Wish you could see them. You would be so proud.I think of you everyday!
Your Daughter

Andrea Owen Elders

June 10, 2010

Thinking of you and your family. On this day five years ago there lives were changed forever. We will never forget you.

Connie B
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville P.D. E.O.W. 1-14-04

June 17, 2009

heu you , just thinking about cha' and your cherry top cheese pie you loved so much.........think everytime i make it i think of gently brother.......still you are missed , it's 2009 and you are missed......

val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

February 25, 2009

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