MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that one of their own has died of COVID-19.
BSO said in a tweet that Sgt. Shane Owens, 48, had died after battling the coronavirus.READ MORE: Missing California Tourist Angela Morrisey Found In Medley
Owens served for nearly 30 years with the BSO’s Department of Detention
@bsosherifftony and the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office mourn the loss of Sergeant Shane Owens, who passed away today following a battle with COVID-19. Sgt. Owens proudly served for nearly 30 years with the BSO’s Department of Detention. He was an asset to the pic.twitter.com/jTHzgsp9D9
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) March 27, 2021READ MORE: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami
“Sgt. Owens certainly left his mark in Central Intake. He was one of those dedicated employees who helped colleagues and supervisors do their jobs better,” said Col. Josefa Benjamin, executive director overseeing BSO’s Department of Detention and Community Programs. “I remember years ago arriving in Central Intake and Sgt. Owens was instrumental in helping me become acclimated with the Central Intake operations.”
Lt. Col. Tim Langelier, the director of the Department of Detention’s Operations and Administration said, “Shane was a no nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is supervisor who held people accountable. But more importantly, he taught them how to be the best they could be. If BSO had a Hall of Fame, Sgt. Shane Owens would be in it.”
Owens is survived by his father, family and friends.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Chefs Jose Mendin And Santo Agnello Open Italian Eatery Casa Isola
Arrangements for a private ceremony are pending.