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

To the Owens Family,
I am keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. I know that God will give the strength to get through each day..
Be strong!! Derek is your angel in blue... God Bless you!!!!


March 10, 2009

Dear Owens Family,

You are all in my thoughts, I miss Derek and hope that you all are getting some sort of healing and faith that he is up above in a better place.

Love always,
Margery Gerbec

Margery Gerbec 2490
Cleveland Police

March 8, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones, friends and fellow officers during this time of rememberance. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 3, 2009

Officer Owens. This being the 1st Anniversary of your death
I pray your family finds some comfort in knowing that you have not been forgotten. Mere words could never express how heavy are hearts are seeing another Cleveland officer taken from us. God Bless

summit county


March 1, 2009

You are in the thoughts of many today, one year since that tragic night. My thoughts are with your friends and family. Keep watch over them, as well as your law enforcement family.

Deputy John Jerman
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To Ericka, his children Chandler and Sydni, parents Barbara and Wayne, and his other loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Derek.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 1, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this first anniversary of you being called away from duty. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 1, 2009

Ericka, Sydni & Chandler,
A year has passed since your husband & father passed away. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please continue to allow God to comfort and keep you. It may not seem like it right now, but God does have a beautiful plan for your lives. I will keep praying for you Ericka.

someone who cares

February 28, 2009

May God bless you and your loved ones. Although I did not know you, your story brings tears to my eyes. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks EOW 9-20-08


February 27, 2009

Erika and Family:

You and your family are on mind everyday. Everytime I pass your street, I pray for your strength. Just wanted to let you know, I pray to God every morning for Him to carry you and to make this day easy for you and your family. Be strong.

Denise Wilder
resident of cleveland

February 26, 2009

Dear Barbara & Wayne Owens,

May warm memories of your son continue to fill your hearts as we approach the anniversary of his passing. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you both.


February 9, 2009

Derek, I can't believe it's been close to a year. Brother you’re still in our hearts. Keep watching over your brothers down here. Rest in peace.

Patrolman Dan Crisan#263
Clevelan PD

February 6, 2009

To the entire Owens Family:

You all have been on my mind lately, and it was important to me to leave this reflection to let you know that you are in my prayers. I know that life has been very challenging without Officer Owens' physical prescence, but please continue to lean on the Lord, and each other.
Ericka, you are such a strong woman. I pray that your walk with the Lord continue to keep you strong and prayerful. Your family is in the hearts of many people.
Never Forgotten.
God bless!

Praying for you

February 4, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Owens:
It's hard to believe that it is coming up on a year soon, since our beloved CPD officer went home to be with the Lord. It seems like it was just yesterday that this all happened. I just wanted to take the time out to let the Owens family know that you all are loved by so many people. Officer Owens touched so many people in his lifetime, and I pray that you all are continually being comforted by the support and prayers of those who care so much about your family.
I have lived in Cleveland all of my life, and my heart just broke when he passed away, but I am certain that the Lord has been keeping his wife, children, parents and friends.
May the Owens family never lose hope, joy and love as you continue to walk this life day by day. The City of Cleveland will Never Forget about the Owens family. We are here for you Ericka, and we Love you!
God bless you!


December 27, 2008

May the Owens Family know they are in our thoughts and prayers. I had the distinct privilege of meeting Derek's wife, Ericka as well as Darek's parents at the fund raiser at Local Hero's held in early December. It was great to see so many people turn out to honor Derek and his family. I will be doing the Police Unity Tour in May 2009 in honor of Derek and hope to meet the family again at the Memorial Service on May 13th. Until then, may the love of family and support of friends continue to make you stronger each and every day.

Michael T. Rae
US Postal Inspection Service

December 26, 2008

Dear Owens Family,
May you always find peace,love and hope as the holiday comes near. Just remember Derk's smile and the laughter that filled your home. The memories will make you smile make you laught. May God Bless you all!!! You are always in my thoughts and prayers....
Be strong!!!


December 11, 2008

Ericka & children: I am praying for you as you prepare to celebrate your first Thanksgiving and Christmas without Officer Owens. May the fondest memories that you have of him allow you to smile, and remember that people are still praying for your family. The prayers will never stop, and we will never forget what your husband did for the city of Cleveland. We appreciate his service and dedication, and we appreciate and love you & your children Ericka. God bless and keep you.


November 20, 2008

Dear Owens Family,

My heart and prayers will ALWAYS go out to you. May you find continue PEACE as you adjust to life without your loved one. Remember since Officer Owens was a Christian it means to be ABSENT from the body is to be PRESENT with the LORD. God bless

Someone who cares

November 13, 2008

thank you for all your help it was tragic but we are alright and we need a change get these kids off the streets .please keep us in your prayers .

sydni owens

November 3, 2008

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you during this very sad time. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Officer Owens. My prayers are with you.
Officer Owens, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

Summit Co.


October 28, 2008

God Bless Officer Owens !
Thank You for your dedication and enforcement of the laws (doing your job). You are the true hero and should always be commended....

Jon Lowder, Cpl/ Monroe, NC
Union County Sheriff's Office RIP BROTHER & FAMILY
Monroe, North Carolina

Cpl. Jon Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2008

Well, a guilty verdict was finally reached, and I PRAY that this will bring some closure for the family of Officer Owens. You have certainly been through a great deal, and I know that the Lord will keep you.
Ericka, May God give you everything that you NEED to continue to raise your two children. You were blessed with a good man, and now you have WONDERFUL memories of him to hold dear to your heart.
The pain may never leave you, but you will be able to cope with it, and with each new day the burden will be a little lighter. God bless you all!!!
Justice has been served for this officer.

cleveland resident

October 11, 2008

To the Family & Friends of Officer Owens:
I pray that the Lord above will give you Strength and healing as you go through this trial.
The Lord did not bring you all this far to leave you now.
God bless & Keep Trusting in the Lord. He is there with you during the good times and the most difficult times that you may ever face as a family.


October 2, 2008

To the Owens Family,
May you find love and strength to get through this trial... My prayers are with you and your family.... Be strong!!!


September 30, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Derek Owens and the members of the Cleveland Police Department, and most especially to Derek:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Derek was tragically killed.

To Officer Owens' family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Derek gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 1, 2008

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2008

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