Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Josh Owen

Pope County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Josh Owen

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Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

April 16, 2023

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

April 16, 2023

God bless your family at home and work, Brother. You were all heroes that night. You have given the ultimate sacrifice as an officer. We will take it from here sir.

Lt. Patrick Brandle

April 16, 2023

God rest your soul, Deputy Owen. May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and resolve to carry on in your physical absence and continue to spread the goodness to which you were so selflessly committed. You were the best humanity has to offer. Your dedication to service and your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port (Retired)
California Highway Patrol, Valley Div. MAIT

April 16, 2023

My deepest sympathy to everyone effected.
Peace be with you

Craig Stowell
Stearns County S.O. Retired

April 16, 2023

Fair winds and falling seas. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the state of Minnesota Josh Owen.

Matt S
Grateful citizen

April 16, 2023

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

April 16, 2023

Rest in Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 16, 2023

Rest in Honor Brother.

Officer Seth Klein (Retired)
Port of Portland PD

April 16, 2023

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

April 16, 2023

Rest in Peace Brother, Deepest Condolences and Sympathies to your family and colleagues.

Robert Eschete

April 16, 2023

Thank you for your service Deputy Owen. May God's grace bring peace to your family and fellow deputies during this tragic time.

Sgt Wm C Elliott (retired)
Campbell County Sheriff's Office VA

April 16, 2023

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Retired #8046 Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

April 16, 2023

Heavenly Father, I come before You today grieved in heart over the divisions in our country; the United States of America. I grieve for every life lost to violence, regardless of color or creed. And I especially grieve this day over the senseless deaths of America’s Peace Officers whose sworn duty is to protect us from harm. Please grant comfort and hope to their families. I know from the Holy Scriptures in Romans 13 that Peace Officers have a sacred task, to enforce laws that protect the innocent and punish the guilty. I pray that You will protect them as they serve us. Give them wisdom, discernment, and a deep desire to serve You. Please surround every Peace Officer in our nation, the United States of America, with battalions of warring angels to protect them from harm. We stand together in the powerful and mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ against every work of Satan intended to inflict injury and death on our Protectors. May Satan’s power be thwarted, in Your mighty and holy name, and his plans exposed by Your Light. Lord Jesus, I know that Your word teaches us that in You there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female. All superficial distinctions between us have been abolished by Your sacrifice on the cross. By Your grace and power, lead us into a new day of racial harmony in our country, a day in which Your name is again lifted high in our nation, the United States of America, and the rule of law is honored by all. Please grant us spiritual, political, and cultural leaders who will speak to us with Your wisdom and Your truth. Please renew us in heart, mind, and spirit that we may once again be “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. In the mighty and holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by His authority, I pray! Amen.

"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 16, 2023

Justice will be served, hero. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Patricia Harrison

April 16, 2023

Rest Now Brother

Officer/EMT Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

April 16, 2023

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Pedro Rodriguez; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 16, 2023

Rest in peace.


April 16, 2023

God bless you Deputy Josh Owen, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

April 16, 2023

I used to work near Pope. Josh is a hell of a guy. This breaks my heart for him and his family. God be with you, Hero.

Patrol Jeffrey Conrad

April 16, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Josh Owen. Please know we are eternally grateful for Josh’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Own, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Pope County Sheriff's Office in Glenwood, Minnesota for Josh’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Sheriff Josh Owen’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

April 16, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

April 16, 2023

Another hero down, Deputy Sheriff Owen thank you for your service and sacrifice. My prayers and thoughts go to his family both at home and on the force. Rest In Peace, Sir.

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D Pagano, New Rochelle Police Dept.

April 16, 2023

May God be with his Family and Friends at this time. Deputy Owens now is in the Arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Peace be with his Family. Happy Birthday to Deputy Owens in Heaven…..sad for us……but Happy for him.

Retired Federal Officer

April 16, 2023

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

Retired Texas dispatcher

April 16, 2023

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