Captain
Donald Eugene Owens
Bloomington Police Department
Friday, August 15, 1975

Age: 49
Served: 30 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 53W, Line 4
Panel L7, Line 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, August 15, 1975

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
122 South Walnut Street, Bloomington
Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Bloomington
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington

   Captain Donald Owens was shot and killed by a male prisoner he was escorting from the third floor of the Bloomington City Court.

   The 23-year-old prisoner, who was handcuffed in front, was able to draw Captain Owens' service weapon and shoot him in a stairwell, killing him instantly.

   Captain Owens was survived by his wife and son.