David Owen, left, brother of slain L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Owen lights the candles of some of the hundreds of attendees at a candlelight vigil honoring Sgt. Steve Owen at the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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A vigil was held Saturday evening at the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station in honor Sgt. Steve Owen, the 29-year veteran of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who was shot while on duty Oct. 5 in Lancaster.

Owen’s family released a statement offering thanks to all those supporting the family during this difficult time.

“We want to say thank you for everyone who has stood in support, prayed, written letters, shared stories and are continuing to grieve beside us in honor of our fallen Hero,” said Owen’s family in the statement.

Owen was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster.

Terri Owen, left, and friend Lia Robin hug as they join hundreds of attendees at a candlelight vigil honoring Sgt. Owen at the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station in Valencia on Saturday.  Dan Watson/The Signal
Terri Owen, left, and friend Lia Robin hug as they join hundreds of attendees at a candlelight vigil honoring Sgt. Owen at the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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  • Where was the vigil for the inmate that was found unresponsive at the SCV Sheriff’s Station and taken to Henry Mayo about 2 weeks ago, that we still have not heard ANY kind of update about!

  • Didn’t they already do this for this deputy, I mean it sucks that he died but seriously this is a little much.