Steve Owen Killed in Line of Duty
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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
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