SGT Steve Owen Represented the Best Among Us
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department suffered a monumental loss. Sergeant Steven Owen, a 29-year department veteran, was responding to a residential burglary call in Lancaster when he was shot in the face by a suspect on active parole. Despite being rushed to the hospital by fellow deputies, Owen succumbed to his wounds. The murder suspect was later arrested after jumping into Owen’s patrol vehicle, ramming a deputy’s vehicle, and breaking into a home where he barricaded himself with two teenage hostages.
"Sergeant Steve Owen was an outstanding cop," states PPOA President Brian Moriguchi. "He loved helping others and made the Antelope Valley a better place to live. Steve risked his life every day to make the community safer and we are saddened by this senseless murder of a fine public servant."
We will never forget the fact that he devoted himself to others for three decades. And we will always remember his sacrifice.