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Deputy Sheriff John Luff Owens

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 1921

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Luff Owens

Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.
Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest In Eternal Peace.!

Enid Rodríguez

March 13, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Owens,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gadsen County.


United States Border Patrol

March 13, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Owens.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first anniversary 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 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

March 13, 2012

Continue to rest in npeace Deputy Owens, we will never forget...

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

March 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Owens Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 10, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are one of them. Continue to rest in peace.

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


March 13, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 13, 2010



April 8, 2008

Dear Deputy Owens:

How could a sacrifice so costly be overlooked? Fortunately it has been rectified. But your sacrifice is appreciated and remembered, and has made you a American hero.
I truly pray that you are content with the fact that the vermin who did this received instant justice, and will never again hurt anyone. I pray you are at peace now, knowing that what you did and gave, has helped to create better training and tactics for police officers, in our constant, neverending battle with criminals.
You will always be a part of us. Police officers never really die, they just patrol the streets of heaven. Rest in peace, my brother, Godspeed. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

March 8, 2007

Hero's never die; They just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family.

Rest in Peace my brother.

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

March 7, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 6, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Owens,
It has taken almost 86 years,but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gadsen County.



March 5, 2007

Nearly 86 years since your EOW and your service is not forgotten. Thank you for your service. RIP SIR.

brother of LAPD gang ofcr

March 3, 2007

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