Washington, D.C. - On Saturday night, three officers were shot while trying to arrest a domestic violence suspect in Pope County. Deputy Sheriff Josh Owen was fatally shot.
"I am heartbroken to learn about the police shooting in Pope County and the loss of Deputy Owen, who recently received a distinguished service award for his work," said Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07). "This is a devastating reminder that our men and women in law enforcement put their communities above all else every single day. I am praying for Josh Owen's family and for the whole Pope County community as they mourn the loss of a local hero."
Deputy Josh Owen turned 44 on the day he was shot and killed. Another deputy was shot and hospitalized, and a third officer was shot but not seriously injured. The man being arrested was also shot and killed during the exchange.