|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1971|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2009|
1 of 4 officers shot in a coffee shop in Lakewood, WA:
Officer Tina Griswold
Sgt. Mark Renninger
Officer Greg Richards
He was 37 years old. He had 12 years in law enforcement, and is survived by a former wife and a daughter.
Owens was a Washington State Patrol trooper from 1997 until 2004, when he left to join the Lakewood police.
The main public memorial to honor Lakewood Police Officers Mark Renninger, Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards will be held next Tuesday, December 8th, at the Tacoma Dome.
A Pierce County spokesman said more than 20,000 members of the law enforcement community and the public are expected to attend.
Ronald W. OWENS "A Fallen Hero" Dec. 2,1971 ~ Nov. 29, 2009 Ronnie was born in Tacoma, WA and lived his entire life in the Parkland area. He was very proud and honored to serve and protect this community. Ronnie was first and foremost a loving and devoted father and son. He was a very loyal friend to many. He was always smiling and will ing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed riding his mo torcycle, playing sports and watching NASCAR. Ronnie al ways wanted to be a police officer "just like his dad" he would say. He started his career with the Washington State Patrol in 1997, graduating from the WSP acade my's 83 basic training class. He worked with the Washington State Patrol until 2004, when he then began working for the Lake wood Police Department. During his 12 year career, Ronnie was awarded several police commen dations recognizing his work eth ic, determination and dependabil ity. The deaths of Ronnie and his partners were senseless and tragic, leaving so many families, friends and fellow Officers in shock and disbelief. We love him, miss him and will never forget him. He is preceded in death by his father Ronald W. Owens. He is survived by his daughter Madison, mother Ramona, sisters Shannon and Ronda, many nieces and nephews who were so special to him, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ronnie will be laid to rest on Wednesday December 9th, 2009 in a private ceremony.
Published in The Seattle Times on December 6, 2009
Ronald W. Owens (1942 - 2006)
Fir Lane Memorial Park
Plot: Memorial Plaque
Maintained by: Rick Willett
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44930599
Always took me and my brother in from juvy to adult jail. RIP Owens. Thanks for the colorful memories. I'll never forget them.|
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