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Portion of Hwy 14 Named in Honor of LASD Sgt. Steve Owen

Forwarded on behalf of Assemblyman Tom Lackey’s Office

Post Date:10/05/2017 2:00 PM

A ceremony was held today on the one-year anniversary of LA Sheriff Department Sgt. Steve Owen’s line-of-duty death to formally dedicate the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Highway. Sgt. Owen was one of the most respected officers in the Lancaster Sheriff Station and was known for the countless hours he spent volunteering in the community. The official signs were unveiled during the ceremony for the memorial highway which will occupy a portion of Highway 14.

“One year ago today, Sergeant Steve Owen made the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure the safety of our residents and their families,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The dedication of a portion of the Antelope Valley freeway in honor of Sergeant Owen will serve as a continuous reminder of his selfless act, as well as a lesson to us all that we each have the ability to improve our community – much like Steve did every day.”

“Sergeant Steve Owen was a dearly beloved member of the Lancaster community, and we will never be able to show enough gratitude for all he did for the Antelope Valley, both in and out of uniform,” said City of Lancaster Vice Mayor Marvin Crist. “I am grateful that every person who drives the Antelope Valley freeway will come to know his name.”

"Steve Owen dedicated his life to serving the people of the Antelope Valley," stated Brian Moriguchi, President of the Professional Peace Officers Association. "We are grateful to the community for the outpouring of support for the Owen family and for all those who put their lives on the line."

The cost of memorial highway was paid entirely with private funds from the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association and was authorized by the State Legislature with Assembly Concurrent Resolution 31. CalTrans workers will install the signs on Highway 14 later this week.
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