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

To the family of OFficer Owens,

I did not know Officer Owens personally, but I do want to say that I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless your family through this time.

GOD SENT HIS ANGEL TO EARTH FOR A SHORT TIME TO DO HIS DUTY, AND WENT IT WAS TIME GOD SENT FOR HIS ANGEL TO COME HOME TO HELP HIM WATCH OVER YOU.


With deepest sympathy,

Elizabeth Thomas
BFRD

FF/FR Elizabeth Thomas
Branchville Fire Department

June 23, 2004

Fallen Police Officers are why the sky is blue.

The sky is alittle bluer now with it's acceptance of you.

God Bless your family and the brothers and sisters of your department.

Corporal Wayne Smith
Palmer Township Police (PA)

June 23, 2004

Rest in peace brother. My prayers are with your family and your department. To lose three outstanding men at one time. God Bless you all.

Patrol Officer
Birmingham Michigan

June 23, 2004

I really cannot put in words how hard this past week has been for me. I started my career at the west precinct with Carlos in Bham and can't imagine him not out there rounding up the bad guys and making his rookies run all over Ensley and Pratt City. May God Bless all the family, both immediate and Blue, and I only pray that we can all continue to do our job the way Carlos did each and every time he put that uniform on. He made a difference in so many lives. I know he did in mine. Go rest my brother. I will see you again........

Officer Dusten Walker
Hoover PD

June 22, 2004

God speed my brother in blue.

Det. A. Hoga (NARC)
Grand Prairie P.D., Texas

June 22, 2004

The list has another officers name on it. It is sad to see this. I visit this site regularly since the death of my niece, Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig (e.o.w. 2-16-04). To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Owens may God bless you and watch over you. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Anderson

June 22, 2004

To Officer Owens,Family, Friends, and Co-workers. My heart and prayers are with you. May you love one rest in peace and may God Bless you all.

Donna Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

June 22, 2004

Officer Owens...I pray the justice system in Alabama is as swift & just today as it was in 1922 when Lt. Corbitt was murdered. I thank you for your service. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

June 22, 2004

So many years of hard work to be stopped by by those with no respect for others. We are not supermen, but we must act like it. You are my hero for doing this job for so long. See you at the last roll call.

P/O Juan Carlos Navarro
New Orleans Police Dept.

June 22, 2004

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in peace. Thank you for your service to your country and your community. St. Michael has a new soldier.

Ofc. Brian Grant
New Castle County Police, DE

June 22, 2004

As have many, I have mourned and grieved for your husband upon his death. I cannot tell you I know how you feel, I cannot even imagine, how one gets up to go to work and does not come home that evening. As a wife of a local Vice and Narcotics Officer, I can sympathize deeply for your position. It is times like these I hope that the people our husbands protect and serve understand the importance of our officers. They are either thought of as hero's or jerks depending on if they are coming to your house in a time of distress or giving you a ticket for speeding, most of all I hope that they realize that they are men. Husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers and friends. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
With deep Sympathy,
Rhonda Mize

Rhonda Mize

June 22, 2004

Officer Carlos Owen was a shining example of what every police officer should be. Remember, this is not good-bye, this is just "I'll see you later."

Jo Ann Boyles Elkins, Former E-911 Opera
Formerly B'ham P.D. - now City of Irondale Public Works

June 22, 2004

I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God's Love carry you through this very difficult time. You and your family as well as his friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for all the years of his protection of me and my loved ones.
Sincerely, Jimmie Lou Clements

Jimmie Lou Clements
United States Attorneys Office

June 22, 2004

Rest in peace Officer Carlos Owens.

Lt Thomas Drury
Clare City P.D. Clare, Mich.

June 22, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Carlos did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Carlos be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Owens' family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Carlos is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Carlos was well respected and well loved.

Thank you Officer Owens for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

June 22, 2004

to the families of the fallen officers, the birmingham police department and the birmingham community :

my heart felt condolences go out to you at this terrible time in your community. my community also lost an officer on june 5th 2004. it is my hope that you will take comfort knowing that your officers are in that special fallen officer area in heaven and watching over you and protecting them at all times now.
god bless you

karrie

June 21, 2004

God Be with Your Family. There is strength in Prayer!!!!

June 21, 2004

In loving memory of P. O. Carlos
Owens: Sometimes my heart is just too heavy to try to write something so at times it takes a couple of days before I feel like I can respond. My heart is heavy for all the victims here cuz there are so many! I feel for the
officer and his family and for their great loss. How much pain there is in all of this! I feel for all the friends
and co-workers also who must continue with such a void in their lives, I am truly sorry for your pain. This is God size pain, but Christ is able to carry our burdens. There is none greater than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but what He did for us by dying on that cross for everyone's sin. AMEN! There is now a huge void that cannot be filled. Thank you officer Owens for your 26 years of service. It is so sad that you gave so sacrificially and now won't even get to enjoy your retirement. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come.

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 21, 2004

Family and friends, God loves you. He will give you the strength during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless........

Nella Globetti
Retired

June 21, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Believe in Creator and he will take care of you. May God Bless

The Headley's

June 21, 2004

When I first came to the Dept., I used to ride with Carlos when my Training Officer was absent. He loved to play jokes on the rookies that rode with him. He would slam on the brakes and tell me to chase a certain individual, knowing that I could not catch the person. When I would exit the alley blocks away, Carlos would be sitting in the car, smoking a cigarette and laughing his ass off at me. He only did it to me once, but it brought him great joy. Carlos, I loved you as a brother (which you are in blue) and you will sorely be missed. I have cried everyday since you and the others were murdered. You were a good officer and knew what it took to be one. My prayers are with you and your family. Bye for now, Goose.

Officer Lynn (Goose) Nixon
City of Birmingham, AL

June 21, 2004

Your deaths sparked a shockwave of news nationwide this week.....what a tragedy. My deepest thoughts go out to your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Thank you for doing this thankless job and serving as you made the ultimate sacrifice.

P.O.-Michigan

June 21, 2004

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF ALL THREE OFFICERS. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, RUSSELL BLACK, SERVED PROUDLY WITH THE BIRMINGHAM CITY POLICE DEPT. HE RETIRED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AND IS NOW WORKING FOR THE CITY OF HOOVER. HE WAS ON THE SWAT TEAM AND PROBABLY HAVE BEEN ON THE SCENE AT SOME POINT. HE HAS BEEN SHOT, BUT WAS SAVED BY HIS WATER CANTEEN.
IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO BE A POLICE OFFICER THESE DAYS BUT I AM GLAD THAT THERE ARE OFFICERS LIKE OFFICER OWENS, CHILSOM AND BENNET. GOD BLESS YOU!!!

BHAM CITIZEN - LISA TERRY

June 21, 2004

Rest in peace Officer Owens.

Ashley Drury
Clare, Michigan

June 21, 2004

Rest in peace knowing that you did a Job Well Done......

1942
PPD

June 21, 2004

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