City Remembers Officer Killed in Line of Duty

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police and city leaders Saturday honored a fellow officer killed in the line of duty.

Officer Derek Owens was shot while on duty Feb. 28, 2008.

Saturday, on the sixth anniversary of his death, Cleveland police honored his bravery with a special wreath-laying ceremony.

“I gather when Derek went out that morning, did what Derek has done for so many mornings, he left his wife, Erica, and his children went out to protect and serve for those that he didn’t even know, and then tragically right now,” said Councilman Zack Reed. “The street from where we are standing now, a bullet hit him and he died.”

Reed also thanked Owens’ fellow officers for facing fear and coming to the aid of him that day.

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