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Officer Michael Wayne Owens

Hutchins Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1992

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Reflections for Officer Michael Wayne Owens

Rest In Peace Police Officer Michael Wayne Owens. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Hutchins, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends, co-workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who is responsible for your death shall burn forever in the lake of fire.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 24, 2016

We worked many nights together, as a matter of fact i should of been working the night Mike passed away and blamed myself for a long time for his death. Mike was a great friend and officer if i was down he could always bring me back up and vice versa, we were more like brothers, thats what lawenforcement is its a brotherhood. His life affected God knows how many others lives and i know now how does my daily life affect others. I knew then but i was busy Mike always made a positive impression on me and my life and for that i am eternaly greatful. I thank God for allowing the years that i had with Mike and other officers at the Hutchins P.D. during the 7 years that i was there. Till we meet again Mike Love You Brother!!!!!!! Jeff Guyton

Jeff Guyton
Partner/Fellow Officer

May 29, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek to my church had you been true?" The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough. But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep... Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod, as the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, you’ve done your time in hell"

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

Michael wayne owens was my uncle, my mom and step dad both worked for hutchins pd. My step dad Gary McClain was a officer for 13 years for hutchins my mom worked there as a dispatcher, i dont know how many years.

justin wayne newkirk

November 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 26, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 14, 2008

MIKE
I MISS YOUR SARCASTIC HUMOR,YOUR BIG SMILE AND YOUR INTELEGINCE WHENIT CAME TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.MIKE I MISS THOSE GRAVEYARD SHIFTS THAT YOU AND I ALWAYS FOUND THINGS TO GET INTO,YOU WERE MY PARTNER AND I WAS YOURS AND WE WERE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP EACH OTHER.I NEVER HAD TO ASK FOR YOUR ASSITANCE OR BACKUP BECAUSE YOU WERE ALREADY THERE. MIKE YOU RODE WITH ME MANY TIMES AFTER YOUR DEATH I OFTEN REMEBERD THINGS YOU SAID AND DID TO HELP ME GET THROUGH A TOUGH SITUATION.YOU SAVED MY A-- MANY TIMES WHEN I WAS WORKING ALONE.MIKE YOU WERE AN INSPERATION TO MANY,BY YOU NOT GIVING UP TO YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS.
BUDDY I MISS YOU
HOWARD EVANS NPD RETIRED

RETIRED NPD HOWARD EVANS
RETIRED

December 27, 2007

OFFICER OWENS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 14, 2007

Mike,

Has it really been 15 years since the last time we talked face to face? I remember well the last time, that hot August night when you left us so suddenly.
After seven and a half year as 'partners', mostly on the same deep-night shift, I remember like yesterday standing outside the 'Old' PD, talking at shift change. You always had a dry wit about you, if not downright sarcastic at times, but you always seemed to find the humor in a situation.
You were an Exemplary Officer. You had the ability to make others feel like they were the most important person at that moment in the Universe.
You were my Partner, my Brother, and my Friend. I think of you often; miss you sorely when one of those humorous 'police situations' appear, (as they always will), and I visit your grave whenever I am able.
Rest In Peace Mike Owens, sleep safe in the arms of Saint Michael.

Sgt. R. M. "Dick" Roth
Hutchins Police Department (1992)

May 25, 2007

I wish you could have been around to see your children and grandchildren grow up. I think about you every day and no one will ever know who much I miss and need you. However, I believe that you are in a better place. You will never be forgotten.

February 9, 2007

Although I was too young to know or remember you I still feel a deep void by not having you around. R.I.P.


Anonymous

January 12, 2007

Not all that many people left made an impact on my life. Mike, you are one of very few that have left a deep mark on my life. I think of you often and miss you terribly. I only wish my son could have met you and known you.

December 3, 2005

I went through the Dallas Sheriff's Academy with Michael Owens and though I wasn't close to him I recall him as a nice fellow. Officer Owens was the second in our class to die in the line of duty. The other was Michael Poe, Duncanville Police Department.
We graduated from the academy over 28 years ago. I see that it was 13 years ago today this fine officer gave his life for his city. May God's eternal love and endless blessings be upon his family, friends and co-workers.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

August 26, 2005

Officer Owens, you would be very proud of your neice. She is one of the best Communications Officers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She misses you still as do the rest of us. Although I never had the opportunity to work directly with you I have heard many other Officers reflect upon the fact that not only were you an outstanding officer but also a fine man. You will never be forgotten.

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