Deputy Sheriff Stevan Owen was killed in an automobile accident while on duty.
While on patrol during the evening hours of June 4th Deputy Owens squad car was struck head on by another vehicle. The Iowa State Patrol investigated the accident and determined that the driver of the other vehicle crossed the center line and struck the squad car head on. Both drivers lost their lives as a result of the accident.
Deputy Owen had served with the Howard County Sheriff’s Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and son.
Howard County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Jun. 5, 1977