Section of Highway 14 named for Sergeant Steven Owen

Slain Sgt. Steve Owen
Slain Sgt. Steve Owen
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The California Legislature gave its final approval on Monday to name an Antelope Valley Highway as a memorial to local hero Sergeant Steve Owen who was killed in the line of duty for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Lancaster last October.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 31 names a section of Highway 14 after Sergeant Owen.

Citizens put their hands on their hearts as local Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies and firefighters salute fallen Sgt. Steve Owen as a procession in his honor moved northbound on Highway 14 past the Golden Valley Bridge in October. Sgt. Owen was the first line-of-duty fatality for the sheriff’s department in several years. Katharine Lotze/Signal

“Sergeant Owen worked selflessly for almost 30 years in protecting our community and gave back to those around him by mentoring young people and coaching football,” Lackey said in a statement.

“Naming this section of highway in his honor will serve as a reminder of the sacrifice he made in serving our community,” he said.

The next step of the highway naming process requires working with Caltrans to produce the signs and schedule the ceremonies. Time and dates to formally dedicate this highway section is still being determined.

The measure was introduced by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale).


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