Widow of Slain MN Deputy Says Governor Not Welcome at Funeral

Deputy Josh Owen’s wife, Shannon, told the governor not to show up at the funeral because “he does not support law enforcement.”

The widow of Pope County, MN, Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Owen who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday night has told Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz he is not welcome at her husband’s funeral.

Deputy Owen’s wife, Shannon, confirmed to Alpha News that when Gov. Walz called to offer his condolences, she told him not to show up on Saturday because “he does not support law enforcement.”

Her family also stands by the decision and said Deputy Owen would want it that way.

Funeral services for Owen will be Saturday at the Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood at 10:30 a.m.

Deputy Owen died Saturday after being shot on his 44th birthday while responding to a domestic assault call in the town of Cyrus.

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