Steve Owen Killed in Line of Duty

$67,047 of $100k goal

Raised by 682 people in 5 months
Brian Moriguchi
for The Professional Peace Officers Star and Shield Foundation
 SAN DIMAS, CA
On October 5, 2016, 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. His family made it to the hospital and were at his side when he died.

Steve was a legendary law enforcement officer. He received the Medal of Valor and multiple awards and recognition for heroics throughout his career. He also spent time serving the community on his own time, as a mentor to young people and as a football coach. Steve died as he lived — serving his community. That is why we are coming together as a community to support Steve's family. Many of us worked with Steve and even more of us came to know and respect him.

All of the funds raised here (minus gofundme fees) will be personally delivered to his wife, Tania via the Star & Shield Foundation (StarandShieldFoundation.org) . It is crucial that we get this support to her as soon as possible to offset expenses the family will be faced with, to offer peace of mind, and to show her that we all honor Steve's legacy at work and in the community he served.

Steve represented the best among us. His courage and dedication are well-documented. He defended the public, even to the end.

Thank you for joining us today in supporting Steve's family. 

This request is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA), through its charitable foundation, The Star and Shield Foundation. You can learn more about PPOA by going to www.ppoa.com.
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Kevin King
5 months ago

Can I please be the executioner

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June Perez
5 months ago
7
7

This has to be by far the hardest time for me. I usually have a different opinion on death, but I cried for this man today and his family. I just don't understand how this happened. I will be stopping by the station tomorrow to donate money for the family. I don't like the fact that gofundme will be taking their fee out of the donations. Do you think that they could donate the fees to the family or waive them for LEO's and their families

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Tony Arnold
5 months ago
6
6

Brian Moriguchi is a trusted leader in the Sheriff's Department, and of our union, POPA. Since this campaign was started by him, he donated money himself, and many of the donors are current and retired Deputies and above, I can assure you that this is legitimate. Personally, I thank all of you that donate. Steve was great cop, great man, and a great partner. WE all will miss him!

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Char Rodriguez
5 months ago
3
3

This is the 3rd different campaign for the same thing. Be careful people. Im sure you could donate to the station directly insted.

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Dan Walden
5 months ago
2
2

YET WE LOOSE ANOTHER GREAT GUY AND AS I DRIVE DOWN LANCASTER BLVD. YESTERDAY A MAN IN FRONT OF SHERIFF STATION HOLDING UP A SIGN " LAW ENFORCEMENT LIVES MATTER " I SEE A BLACK MAN ON OTHER SIDE OF STREET YELLING AT HIM TO STOP HOLDING THAT SIGN . I FLET LIKE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AND STOMPING THAT BUM INTO THE GUTTER WHERE HE BELONGS. BUT, THEN I'D BE ARRESTED BECAUSE THE P.O.S. HAS RIGHTS. ALL YOU LEO'S OUT THERE DOING A DIRTY JOB NOBODY ESLE WANTS TO DO OR HASN'T GOT THE GUTS TO DO KNOW THIS " 90 % OF US HERE IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY SUPPORT YOU IN EVERY WAY.... R.I.P. STEVE

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Karen Galloway
5 months ago
2
2

I am so sorry for your loss. my payers are with all family, friends and co workers! This is just so heartbreaking.. I can't even imagine what you are going through!! God bless you're family

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Dey Yusef
5 months ago
2
2

Will these funds go-to pay for Sgt Owen's last expenses?

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Marcie Meddock Boden
5 months ago
2
2

So sorry I don't have money to give bing that we live on a single income. Just want to express my deepest sympathies. I am so deeply saddened by this. He was a good man amd Sargent.

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Mike Terry
5 months ago
1
1

Thanks for doing this Brian. Your dedication and hard work are again greatly appreciated by both fellow Deputies and Police Officers. What could be a better donation than giving to someone who for nearly 30 years gave to the community and has sacrificed everything for all of us. I donate because I appreciate all my brothers and sisters who work the streets daily to keep us safe. God Bless all of You!

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Coral Rose Radford
5 months ago
1
1

RIP Sgt. We will truly miss you and thank you for everything you did for us keeping us safe. Just doing also your Job. I'm so Sorry to his Wife Daughter and Mother. Thank you Sr.

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Char Rodriguez
5 months ago
1
1

This one may be legit...or they all may be idk but there is definitely 3 different ones

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Joni Moore
5 months ago

The Lord Takes The Best Of The Best; We Never Know Or Understand Why, This Officer Was Not Alone When The Lord Called Him Home Other Fallen Heroes Were There To Guide This Hero Home To Heaven, Now Together They Watch Over Other Brothers And Sisters and All Their Families. Do Not Mourn This Heroes Death But Celebrate His Life His Accomplishments, The Love For His Family His Fellow Officers The Community He Served . Remember All The Good Times The Laughter and Never Ever Forget Steves Smile His Kindness These Are What You Should Remember And What This Hero Would Want You To Remember. A HERO GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!♥️IN OUR HEARTS TO STAY ♥️ Joni Sister of Frank Funston Fallen Wildland Firefighter 8/29/2000

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Lori Holguin
5 months ago

A brave protector, you stood your stance... A cowardly assailant, did not blink or glance... For unknown reasons we wonder why? A man of your valor had to suddenly fly... Dear Sergeant Owen you will be sadly missed... May our heavenly father bless you with his eternal bliss... To surf the Great Whites in all of your glory... And leave behind on Mother Earth your untold story... A community together, we will stand strong... We will bring to justice, and right your wrong... We honor your memory with brother and sisterly love... As we send praise to you dear Sargent Owen, to your Heavenly sanctuary above... Via con Dios Sargent Owen... Thank you for your service and to protect

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$67,047 of $100k goal

Raised by 682 people in 5 months
Created October 6, 2016
Brian Moriguchi  
Funds raised will benefit:
The Professional Peace Officers Star and Shield Foundation
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TM
$100
Tracy Miller
13 days ago

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

$200
Anonymous
2 months ago
ZW
$50
Zach Willis
2 months ago
MA
$100
Missy and Brian Allen
2 months ago
L
$100
Lisa
4 months ago

God bless all that serve and protect us and pay the ultimate sacrifice.

JG
$100
Jason Gertler
4 months ago
$100
Alfred Maldonado
4 months ago
AJ
$100
Amy Johnson
4 months ago

Thank you for your dedication and service, Steve. So very sorry. You and yours have had to pay such a price to keep us safe. Hero and horseman, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

LB
$775
LASD HOMICIDE BULLDOGS
4 months ago

Steve, you will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A part of you lives on at the Lancaster station and the Sheriff's Department. RIP Bullfrog

LA
$300
Los Alamitos Police Officers Association
4 months ago
Kevin King
5 months ago

Can I please be the executioner

+ Read More
June Perez
5 months ago
7
7

This has to be by far the hardest time for me. I usually have a different opinion on death, but I cried for this man today and his family. I just don't understand how this happened. I will be stopping by the station tomorrow to donate money for the family. I don't like the fact that gofundme will be taking their fee out of the donations. Do you think that they could donate the fees to the family or waive them for LEO's and their families

+ Read More
Tony Arnold
5 months ago
6
6

Brian Moriguchi is a trusted leader in the Sheriff's Department, and of our union, POPA. Since this campaign was started by him, he donated money himself, and many of the donors are current and retired Deputies and above, I can assure you that this is legitimate. Personally, I thank all of you that donate. Steve was great cop, great man, and a great partner. WE all will miss him!

+ Read More
Char Rodriguez
5 months ago
3
3

This is the 3rd different campaign for the same thing. Be careful people. Im sure you could donate to the station directly insted.

+ Read More
Dan Walden
5 months ago
2
2

YET WE LOOSE ANOTHER GREAT GUY AND AS I DRIVE DOWN LANCASTER BLVD. YESTERDAY A MAN IN FRONT OF SHERIFF STATION HOLDING UP A SIGN " LAW ENFORCEMENT LIVES MATTER " I SEE A BLACK MAN ON OTHER SIDE OF STREET YELLING AT HIM TO STOP HOLDING THAT SIGN . I FLET LIKE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AND STOMPING THAT BUM INTO THE GUTTER WHERE HE BELONGS. BUT, THEN I'D BE ARRESTED BECAUSE THE P.O.S. HAS RIGHTS. ALL YOU LEO'S OUT THERE DOING A DIRTY JOB NOBODY ESLE WANTS TO DO OR HASN'T GOT THE GUTS TO DO KNOW THIS " 90 % OF US HERE IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY SUPPORT YOU IN EVERY WAY.... R.I.P. STEVE

+ Read More
Karen Galloway
5 months ago
2
2

I am so sorry for your loss. my payers are with all family, friends and co workers! This is just so heartbreaking.. I can't even imagine what you are going through!! God bless you're family

+ Read More
Dey Yusef
5 months ago
2
2

Will these funds go-to pay for Sgt Owen's last expenses?

+ Read More
Marcie Meddock Boden
5 months ago
2
2

So sorry I don't have money to give bing that we live on a single income. Just want to express my deepest sympathies. I am so deeply saddened by this. He was a good man amd Sargent.

+ Read More
Mike Terry
5 months ago
1
1

Thanks for doing this Brian. Your dedication and hard work are again greatly appreciated by both fellow Deputies and Police Officers. What could be a better donation than giving to someone who for nearly 30 years gave to the community and has sacrificed everything for all of us. I donate because I appreciate all my brothers and sisters who work the streets daily to keep us safe. God Bless all of You!

+ Read More
Coral Rose Radford
5 months ago
1
1

RIP Sgt. We will truly miss you and thank you for everything you did for us keeping us safe. Just doing also your Job. I'm so Sorry to his Wife Daughter and Mother. Thank you Sr.

+ Read More
Char Rodriguez
5 months ago
1
1

This one may be legit...or they all may be idk but there is definitely 3 different ones

+ Read More
Joni Moore
5 months ago

The Lord Takes The Best Of The Best; We Never Know Or Understand Why, This Officer Was Not Alone When The Lord Called Him Home Other Fallen Heroes Were There To Guide This Hero Home To Heaven, Now Together They Watch Over Other Brothers And Sisters and All Their Families. Do Not Mourn This Heroes Death But Celebrate His Life His Accomplishments, The Love For His Family His Fellow Officers The Community He Served . Remember All The Good Times The Laughter and Never Ever Forget Steves Smile His Kindness These Are What You Should Remember And What This Hero Would Want You To Remember. A HERO GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!♥️IN OUR HEARTS TO STAY ♥️ Joni Sister of Frank Funston Fallen Wildland Firefighter 8/29/2000

+ Read More
Lori Holguin
5 months ago

A brave protector, you stood your stance... A cowardly assailant, did not blink or glance... For unknown reasons we wonder why? A man of your valor had to suddenly fly... Dear Sergeant Owen you will be sadly missed... May our heavenly father bless you with his eternal bliss... To surf the Great Whites in all of your glory... And leave behind on Mother Earth your untold story... A community together, we will stand strong... We will bring to justice, and right your wrong... We honor your memory with brother and sisterly love... As we send praise to you dear Sargent Owen, to your Heavenly sanctuary above... Via con Dios Sargent Owen... Thank you for your service and to protect

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