News May 14, 2019

New Park Announcement: Derek Owens Memorial Park

Posted on 05/14/19 by Anne C.

New Park Announcement: Derek Owens Memorial Park

Remembering Patrol Officer Derek Owens, EOW March 1, 2008

Patrol Officer Derek Owens served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 10 years
and was assigned to the Division’s Fourth District. On February 29, 2008, Patrol Officer Derek Owens was shot in the line of duty while working on basic patrol. He died of injuries the next day, on March 1, 2008.

Police officers and citizens from the Fourth District neighborhood, in partnership with the Saint Luke’s Foundation, Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation, Councilman Kenneth Johnson and others, plan to honor Patrol Officer Derek Owens’ memory with the creation of the Derek Owens Memorial Park.

The creation of the park was made possible through donations generously provided by the Saint Luke’s Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Cleveland Browns Organization, The Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and LAND Studio.

The grand opening of the park will take place in the Fall of 2019 at 10404 Parkview Avenue Cleveland, OH 44104. Any inquiries about the park may be forwarded to Captain Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Division of Police at or (216) 623-3334.


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