Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Owens Retires from Sallisaw Police Dept.

Sallisaw Police Lt.  John Owens

A 27-year career has come to a close for Lt. John Owens, whose last day on the job was Dec. 31.

“All my time has been at the Sallisaw Police Department,” he said Tuesday. He spent two years as a reserve officer and 25 years as a full-time officer.

Owens said that nine grandchildren -- and one on the way! -- as well as his role as a board member of the Sallisaw NOW Coalition will be keeping him busy long after his career ends.

Looking back on his time with the SPD, Owens noted, "The department has a great bunch of people. It makes your job a lot easier when you have a good team.”

Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin said working with Owens has been “great” and that he was hoping to talk him out of retiring. “He has been a great employee and friend,” he said.

Owens said that in his spare time, he plans on doing lots of fishing and on completing “honey-do” tasks for his wife, Donna.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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