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

My condolences to the family,friends and coworkers of officer Owens. His children and grandchildren now have the best guardian angel looking out for them. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deb H -sister of PO Robert Stanze EOW 08

June 21, 2004

There are no words that can bring comfort to your family during this loss. I can only hope our Lord and Saviour can wrap his arms around your family and give them peace in knowing you were doing your job and doing it well. I thank you and your family for the sacrifices you and all Police Officers make for us each and every day of our lives. As a daughter of a retired Birmingham Police Officer who served on the SWAT team, I have only been able to imagine the pain and suffering you are all feeling now. I thank the good Lord above every day for my Dad's safety during his service! May God bless you and bring each of you peace as your husband, father, grandfather is now home, safe and sound. My heart and prayers go out to you! God Bless!

Carolyn Bruce, daughter of retired Birmi

June 21, 2004

Thank you Carlos for all the kind words you gave me in the many years we worked together. You were always eager to help me handle the mulitude of calls I had to dispatch. Thank you for telling me how much you would miss my voice on the air. I am so sorry that your voice will not be heard again. To your family, I send all my respect, thoughts and prayers and hope that the support they receive from all your friends will help them to cope with such a unspeakable event. We will meet again, my friend.

Maggie Willoughby
Retired Birmingham Dispatcher

June 21, 2004

Its hard to understand why something like this had to happen. my prayers are with you. May GOD hold you as only he can give comfort.

karen smith
ob gyn south

June 21, 2004

Thank you for all that you did and all that you stood for. You will be greatly missed by all of your brothers and sisters, who will try to fill the void left by your loss. Sleep well and hold your head high knowing that you did all you could and we will not forget your supreme sacrifice. God Bless.

Hampton Patrolman
Hampton Police Division

June 21, 2004

Your family is in my prayers. my Dad was a police officer with the county and served a while with D.E.A. i was blessed he was never injured. i pray that God will comfort you in your grief. and please know how grateful i am that Officer Owens was out there to protect me and my family..

kelly meeks

June 21, 2004

Ofc. Owens,

thank you for your sacrifice, brother. may the lord be with your family, don't worry, we got it from here.

10-42 eternally


June 21, 2004

Rest in Peace my brother in Blue.

Prince William County Police Department

June 21, 2004

Although I did not personally know Officer Owens, I do know that every day over the past 26 years that he wore the badge - he lived his life with honor...and he died a true hero.

To his family and the members of the Birmingham PD - although we are separated in miles - we are united with you in grief. May God comfort you - and may God protect all law enforcement officers everywhere.

Police Dispatcher
Sterling Heights, MI PD

June 20, 2004

My brother is a Birmingham Police Officer who worked with your loved one at South Precinct. My heart goes out to you and your families. May God be your source of strength and comfort at this time. May it help to know that people care and grieve with you at this time.

Lisa Roper

June 20, 2004

TO:The family;loved ones;friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me.As I begin my tour of duty,I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties.Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence.Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me.I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.AMEN.***REST IN PEACE*** Sent to you by the father of First Class Officer J.D. Koeppen,Capital City Raleigh NC,Trooper D.C.Koeppen,NJ State Police and Cadet Officer A.M.Koeppen,Wilmington NC.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

June 20, 2004

I will pray for the family, friends and co-workers of Officers Bennett, Chisholm III & Owens. I sympathize with your loss. God Bless.

Cpl. Timothy J. Reiter

June 20, 2004

Thank you for your dedication in service to our law enforcement, your kindnesses and compassion to the people you served and for following your lifetime goal. You have served us well. You will be missed but now you are hearing "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" from the One who commissioned you in the beginning. Our prayers are with your family, even as you have been with us in service.
Virginia; Birmingham

June 20, 2004

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the family of Officer Carlos Owens
and the Birmingham Police Department, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieves with you during this time. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your fellow man, your life.
While serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.
Rest easy with our other fallen Brothers and Sisters, we have the watch now.

To all my brothers and sisters, please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Please pray for this officer's family, agency, and friends as they struggle with this tragedy.
May God be with you every day, please remember, we are a part of the largest family in the world and when one hurts we all hurt.

Though our badges and uniforms may be different, our mission is the same. We will continue the fight in your honor.

Florida Deputy Sheriff

June 20, 2004

Officer Owens, You've done your job well. May God be with your wife and family.
We'll take over watch from here.
Rest Easy Brother.

Patrolman Sam Decker
Hokes Bluff PD, Hokes Bluff, AL

June 20, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends in this time of sorrow.

Belinda McClantoc
Wife of Police Officer Kinsey, Al.

June 20, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer Carlos Owens. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

June 20, 2004

You are a true hero of the United States.

civilian - Josephine County, Oregon

June 20, 2004

Ofc. Carlos Owens and Family,

Sir, it is hard to imagine that three more brothers are gone. Your loss breaks all of our hearts in our law enforcement family. Sir, I pray for your family and hope that if they need anything from us they will ask. You know that we will do anything to take care of them. You spent your whole life taking care of complete strangers, so how much more, we should take care of each other. I wish there was something I could say or do besides this reflection for you and your brothers. I am so angry at this and hope that some type of meaning comes from it. Your are what I try to be everday as a young officer. God bless you for being a light and leading the way. "Poi si torno' all' eterna fontana."

Ontario Police

June 20, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for all you have done.

concerned citizen

June 19, 2004

Officer Owen... our hearts are so broken. We love you and will miss you so much. During the time of many bomb threats at ALDOT, you, Officer Bennett, and Officer Chisholm were always there to help us. You are such a blessing and will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Jamie Lee Maner
ALDOT Retiree

June 19, 2004

Officer Owens, thanks for your dedication and service. My prayers go out to you, your family, and co-workers at the Birmingham Police Department. You are a true hero, God Bless and rest in peace.

Explorer Sgt. Jason Malson
Woodford County Sheriff’s Department, IL

June 19, 2004

Carlos, God rest your soul. To your family, co-workers and friends go my deepest condolences. Those of us in public safety know your dedication and what you gave up on a daily basis, now you've given all to protect us. My family prays for your comfort. May God bless you all

Lt. Leigh H Persky
Sheriff's Office Montgomery, AL

June 19, 2004

My prayers and thoughts are with the friends and family of Officer Owens. I am thankful every day for the officers who serve and protect us all. God bless and Godspeed.

Amy Dorminey, private citizen

June 19, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, June 19, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Charles Robert Bennett, Police Officer Harley Chisholm III, and Police Officer Carols Owens who died in the line of duty just two days ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Bennett's, Officer Chisholm's and Officer Owens' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

June 19, 2004

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