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Slain deputy mourned even by those he arrested (Good man, good read)
LA Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Nicole Santa Cruz

Posted on 10/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PDT by jazusamo

A day after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed during a burglary call, mourners gathered Thursday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station to pay their respects to a lawman whom one resident described as “one of the good ones.”

Just before 8 a.m., Bishop Vaughn stopped at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to offer prayers for the fallen sergeant.

His first encounter with Owen wasn’t ideal. It was about eight years ago and the sergeant arrested him.

"That's how long we've been together, partners," Owen said. "He brought me a long way."

Vaughn now stays at a mental health facility not far from the Lancaster Sheriff's Station.

But he thinks often of Owen, who he said served as a mentor and a father figure.

"This guy, when I was in trouble, kept me straight," Vaughn said.

The night before, hundreds huddled near the entrance to the station to memorialize a lawman, a volunteer football coach, a community presence.

Deputies stood with tearful eyes. As the vigil ended, the crowd sang "Amazing Grace."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: california; fallen; lacountydeputy; leo; officerdown; sergeantowen; steveowen; tribute
Rest In Peace, Sgt. Owen.
1 posted on 10/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

RIP, Sgt. Owen.


2 posted on 10/06/2016 1:12:07 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; Parley Baer; Mouton; TTFlyer; 17th Miss Regt; dljordan; lightman; BenLurkin; ..

One time ping.


3 posted on 10/06/2016 1:14:29 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EveningStar

SoCal ping.


4 posted on 10/06/2016 1:17:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: jazusamo

My father was a Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of this officer.

This is the guy you never hear about when folks are explaining what police officers are all about.

Damn shame.


5 posted on 10/06/2016 1:22:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (33 days: Until Presdient Pre-elect becomes President Elect Donald J. Trump. Help is on the way!)
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SoCal Ping!

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Please ping me with any Southern California related articles. Thank you!

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6 posted on 10/06/2016 1:27:33 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: jazusamo

7 posted on 10/06/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT by Pelham (DLM. Deplorable Lives Matter)
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To: jazusamo

Just tragic


8 posted on 10/06/2016 1:36:49 PM PDT by Nifster (Ignore all polls. Get Out The Vote)
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To: jazusamo

Prayers up for his loved ones.


9 posted on 10/06/2016 1:43:47 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: jazusamo

ANOTHER Police Officer Shot and killed:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3825638/Missouri-cop-killed-early-morning-shootout-18-year-old-suspect.html

Obama and Clinton YAWN.


10 posted on 10/06/2016 1:47:33 PM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: jazusamo

Such a good man, loved by ALL..and it took ONE scum bag on parole to take that all away..RIP Sgt. Owen..we all salute your bravery


11 posted on 10/06/2016 1:57:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DoughtyOne

A policeman was killed last night.
He died while protecting your rights.
His creed was to protect and serve.
This fate he didn’t deserve.
A mom and dad have lost a son.
So many other jobs he could’ve done.
His wife and kids are left alone.
Their daddy won’t be coming home.
His fellow officers are hurt so deep.
For a fallen brother they weep.
The morning paper will print a story.
About a policeman who died in glory.
The flags will fly at half mast.
Politicians and citizens will seem sad.
The funeral is tomorrow at noon.
It will all be over very soon.
By next week they will have forgot.
That a policeman was killed last night

Rest in Peace, Brother


12 posted on 10/06/2016 1:57:04 PM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: itsLUCKY2B

Very nice. Sadly all parts of it are true...


13 posted on 10/06/2016 2:02:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (33 days: Until Presdient Pre-elect becomes President Elect Donald J. Trump. Help is on the way!)
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To: LeonardFMason

Very sad...May officer Snyder Rest In Peace.

I can think of some really choice words regarding 0bama and Mrs. Bill Clinton but won’t post them here.

Thanks for the link.


14 posted on 10/06/2016 2:04:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo

Gov. Marxist Moonbeam will say something useless and meaningless. Who is the Mayor of LA - that fool Garcetti Jr? Another worthless POS.

Killer is “Trevon”? That must be the name of choice for black criminals. Check the arrest lists of violent protestors and criminals in the last 3 months. Lots of “Trevons”, “Treyvons”, Devontes’ and variations, etc.

On parole and had a gun. Well, so much for the LA criminal justice system and their vaunted gun-control. Both betrayed Officer Owen, but that is the norm in a California liberal/Marxist run city, and police officers die.

The local government, state legislature and Governor don’t give a shit. Platitudes and Latitudes about supporting the police, but in the end, the officers are killed and the politicians still are evil, corrupt, Marxists, and weirdos (but they don’t get killed. Often don’t live with “the folks” they represent).

The Clintons and Obama represent the leftist corruption and corrosion of America on a macro scale. California, esp. Oakland, LA, SF and few of the smaller crime-ridden Democrat run cities represent that corruption on the state level.

And we are stuck with former Governor/double-dipper, now Senator Tim Kaine, who is almost as dumb as Joe Biden and closing fast.

At least we are still armed and ready.


15 posted on 10/06/2016 2:16:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Yep, and the sad thing is 0bama, lib governors and mayors like Moonbeam and Garcetti are abetting the murder of LEO’s in my view.


16 posted on 10/06/2016 2:34:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Maybe he’ll meet up with some inmates who liked Sgt. Owen.


17 posted on 10/06/2016 3:35:07 PM PDT by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: jazusamo

Yes......RIP Sgt. Owen.......you’ll be missed.......;(


18 posted on 10/06/2016 3:39:12 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: jazusamo

May the angels escort him to Paradise.

I believe anarchist thugs are deliberately creating these dangerous situations in hope of baiting the police into an action that they can film, make money from, and use to push their agenda.


19 posted on 10/06/2016 5:47:58 PM PDT by Melian (While we argue here, the bad guys are winning.)
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