Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens, II

Lakewood Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer Ronald Wilbur Owens, II

Today, I join the Lakewood Police Department in remembering and honoring Sergeant Mark Renninger #23, Officer Tina DeLong-Griswold #101, Officer Ronald Owens #121, and Officer Gregory Richards #135 for their years of faithful service and their ultimate sacrifice. May these four officers rest in eternal peace and may God continue to comfort their families, friends, loved ones and the entire Lakewood Police Department.

Gone but never forgotten!
Elizabeth A. Rivera
ODMP Civilian Supporter

November 29, 2020

I remember this like it was yesterday and the sadness, shock, anger and reminder that simply grabbing a bite to eat or cup of coffee can be just as dangerous and nothing is routine for a police officer. God Bless these officers, their families and loved ones, and the men and women of Lakewood Police Department. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 29, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 29, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 29, 2018

Thoughts of you today.

Sergeant Christina Martin
Washington State Patrol

November 30, 2016

RIP brother...

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL Police Department

December 8, 2015

We will always be grateful for your sacrifice and courage. You are not forgotten! Our prayers are with your loved ones this season. Six years does not fade the honor you bring to this profession.

Cpl C Cottrell

November 29, 2015

You will never be forgotten. I salute you for your service, and honor you for your sacrifice. Rest well sir.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

March 30, 2015

I missed it this year. But I still want to thank you for what you and your Brothers and Sister did to protect and serve on that horrific day. You made me who I am today, and who I inspire to be tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers to Family and Friends. You are never forgotten, and will forever be in our hearts. RIP, Brother.

Future Law Enforcemet Officer

December 4, 2013

I love you Ronnie and think of you each and every day

Someone who will always think of you

September 27, 2013

Life hasn't been the same since the day we lost the 4 of you. We think of you all the time and we miss you so much.


September 18, 2013

I miss you little brother. You are very missed. I love you ronnie

Shannon Campbell Owens
Oldest sister

July 5, 2013

All of them stood strong to keep the peace. When an officer is down and Angle rises up.

Explorer John Easterling
Laurinburg Police Department, NC

February 19, 2013

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten.

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

November 29, 2012



November 29, 2012

Theres been alot going on around here lately to keep everyone occupied but you're never forgotten. We beat the Fire Department guys for you again this year in the Hemlets vs. Shields game. It was a blowout and they never had a chance. I can't believe its been almost three years now since you left and with Novemeber just around the corner things start to get tough for alot of us. You are truly missed.

N. Dier
Lakewood Police Department

September 14, 2012

I'm working on the ribbons I do every year at this time to honor the 51 Oakland, California police officers that died in the line of duty. We put the 51 blue ribbons on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill on the anniversary of losing four of our officers in 2009. It reminded me of Lakewood's loss. I was honored to bring a Mermorial Quilt I made to honor you and Officers Richards, Griswold and Sergeant Renninger to the Lakewood PD. A small group from Oakland came including an Oakland PD officer. As I have family in the area I asked that they be a part of the presentation as well. The Lakewood PD gave us a tour and served us lunch and small tokens were exchanged. I hope that our being there the week following the first anniversary Oakland's loss helped your fellow officers cope with the upcoming first anniversary of Lakewood's loss. I'm not sure what brought me to Lakewood. The fact that we lost four and you lost four. That I was born in Tacoma and have ties to the area. That I was in the area a week after the tragedy to attend the funeral of a loved one. Somehow it all came together and it seemed the right thing to do. So as I sit at my computer and enter the names of Oakland's 51 I think of Lakewood's four. May God bless you all and may you rest in peace and know that you are not forgotten.

Anne Richmond
Oakland, CA

February 24, 2012

Miss you everyday Ronnie.


December 9, 2011

Ronnie, you were always a fun person to work with. You were a big guy but you never resorted to fighting first and I liked that about you. Do you remember when you went with me to the Wysteria Walk Apartments to confront that guy that was getting his car towed and jumped up on the tow truck and backed it off? We knocked on his door and a huge muscular guy answered and was already yelling at us. I thought for sure we were going to have to tase him and take him down but you calmly spoke to him and before it was over, he was thanking you. That was your charm. I enjoyed your arguments with Mark in turnout of who the best athletes were, who the best bands were, and who was the best Nascar driver. You guys were always sure to settle it with Wikipedia. Like Greg, you always found something to laugh about. Thanks for being a friend and a good partner.

Officer Adam Leonard
Former Lakewood Police

December 7, 2011

Thank you for you service Officer Owens. You and your three fellow fallen officers are major reasons why I want to become Law Enforcement. You have inspired me. You will NEVER be forgotten. RIP

Future Officer

November 29, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer. Thinking of you and your brothers at the Lakewood Police Department on this day.
You have not been forgotten!

Future Law Enforcement Officer

November 29, 2011

Remembering you and your brother officers today. You are all heroes and will never be forgotten.

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

November 29, 2011

You are missed. You will never be forgotten.
May you continue to rest in eternal peace......


November 8, 2011

Hey Ronnie, I have been thinking about you a lot. With the help of Greg's wife and daughter we are going to open up "The Thin Blue Line Espresso" stand in my student store at GK. It is being dedicated in the honor of all of you and will open on November 29. It is an honor to be able to do :)


November 2, 2011

Just stopping by to say hi trooper, thinking of ya...

Lakewood PD

October 1, 2011

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