The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider allocating up to $245,000 to the city of Lancaster for the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park Plaza Project.
Owen, 53, was shot to death Oct. 5, 2016, after responding to a call reporting a burglary in progress at an apartment complex in Lancaster.
Owen was a 29-year Sheriff’s Department veteran who had spent nearly 25 years working in the Antelope Valley as a patrol deputy, gang detective, school liaison deputy and a detective at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station before being promoted to sergeant and working with Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies on patrol and with Lancaster’s anti-burglary unit.
An accomplished horseman, he also was a member of the Sheriff’s Department mounted unit.
The design for the proposed memorial was announced last spring during a City Council meeting.
The memorial will feature a horse without a rider, saddled with backwards boots in the stirrups to acknowledge all of those who have been lost in the line of duty,
The proposed project will include landscaping and irrigation, and paving around the perimeter of the memorial.
The total estimated project cost will be fully funded by excess funds available to Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Fifth Supervisorial District.
The Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles. Antelope Valley residents can watch the proceedings and testify via a video-conferencing hookup in the Anna Davis Community Room at the Lancaster Library, 601 West Lancaster Blvd.
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