Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Derek Wayne Owens

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 1, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Derek Wayne Owens

Our sincere condolences to the Owens family. We know what you are going through. Remember, God puts no greater burden on us than we can bear. We know our Christopher was waiting on Derek to show him around Heaven...another warrior for Saint Michael. There is a special place for those officers that go down fighting!

Paul and Karen Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

April 9, 2008

The members of the Albemarle County Police Department are filled with sorrow at reading of the death of Officer Derek Owens. How senseless is this sort of violence. May you find peace at this very difficult time.

Lieutenant James Bond
Albemarle County Police department, Virginia

April 9, 2008

My heartfelt condolences to PO Owens family and to the Cleveland Police Dept. You will be missed Brother. Hero in life not in death.

Const. Darren Hodskins
York Regional Police

April 8, 2008

To Officer Owens family, friends and co-workers,

May God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you Officer Owens for you dedication, service and for giving the the ultimate sacrifice for the people of this great country. You will definitely be missed.

Trooper Chris Kelly
Brother of Trooper Kara Kelly-Borgognone, EOW 02/28/08

April 6, 2008



April 5, 2008



April 5, 2008

God bless you, Owens....God bless your family.....may he give them the strength to carry on....may God have mercy on the United States of America............

Training Mgr. Rick Turner
San Leandro PD

April 4, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Owens and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Owens has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Owens, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Owens is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

April 4, 2008

R.I.P Officer Owens. May God be with your family, friends and co-workers in this difficult time. Job well done.


April 3, 2008

To the family of Officer Derek Owens,

The days to come will seem like a nightmare, I wished I had words of wisdom to help you, but I do not! You are in my thoughts and if you need to talk to someone that has been through a similar situation, feel free to contact me.

Widow of K9 Officer Vernon Matthew Williams
EOW 09/28/2006


March 31, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

March 30, 2008

Rest in Peace my brother, we will handle the watch from here.

Fall River Ma Police Dept

March 30, 2008

I came across Officer Owens death by accident, and was struck by the nature of the man in the relections of those who knew and loved him. My sympathy goes out to his entire family and I know that he must have known God to have lived the life he lived, dear family you will all see him again one day in our forever home. My prayers will be with you all and I am so sorry for your loss. Nanci Rubin, retired RN

March 28, 2008

I was aised in Cleveland, God Bless you Brother, and may God comfort your family in this time of loss. Watch over us Bro, we need you.

OFC Bill Wakefield
Montgomery County MD

March 27, 2008

My brother officer, you paid the ultimate sacrafice serving your community, god bless, you will not be forgotten.

Detective Sergeant Harmen Wouda
Winnipeg Police Service

March 27, 2008

To officer Owens family:

My heart and prayers go out to you in your time of grievance. May god walk with you day by day and comfort you for your loss. I pray for your strength to get through this tragedy laid upon you. God bless you all.

Theresa Wilkes
Daughter of Officer Larry Fields
Newark, NJ police officer

Theresa Wilkes
Daughter of Police Officer NJ

March 27, 2008

My god watch over your wife and children, and keep them safe. Officer's around the country thank you for your service and your dedication.

Officer Hubbard #157
Univeristy of Illinois Police Department

March 26, 2008

To the Family of Ofc. Owens

Take comfort in knowing that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. While weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the hills, from the lake, from the sky
All is well, safely rest;
God is nigh.

Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, goodnight.

SPA E. Sherman

March 25, 2008

My sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of this fallen hero. He will always be remembered for his dedication and bravery. It takes a special person to police the inner cities of this country! Watch over us as we continue... Rest in peace, Derek.

Andrew / Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police Department

March 25, 2008

My heartfelt condolences are extended to the Owens family and the Cleveland Police department.

Rest in Peace Officer Owens.

Sergeant Louise Moaning
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

March 25, 2008

Every day I put my uniform on I think of all the officers who have paid the altimate sacrifice. I am proud to You will never be forgotten, never. May god give the Owens family strength in days to come.

Joseph A DItri
Midland police Dept.

March 24, 2008

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Joe Bauer
Seattle WA Police Department

March 24, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother... God Bless You

Officer Darryl Cargill
New Haven Police Department

March 23, 2008

thank you for everything you gave while you were here. r.i.p.


March 23, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Derek Owens,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Derek Ownes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Derek Owens is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

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