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PHOTOS: Slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen laid to rest

Law enforcement and community members pay their respects to slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen during his funeral at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Glenwood, Minnesota.

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An honor guard of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association carries the casket of Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen prior to his funeral at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Glenwood, Minnesota.
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GLENWOOD β€” Thousands attended the funeral Saturday morning of slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen.

After the funeral, people paying their respects lined the route of a funeral procession through Glenwood that lasted more than two hours.

Community members and law enforcement officers from across the state of Minnesota and beyond gathered for a final salute to Joshua Owen who was fatally shot answering a domestic abuse call.

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Larry Brecht of Melrose greets law enforcement and community members arriving for the funeral service for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Children wave flags for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen as his hearse is driven down Minnesota Avenue in Glenwood following his funeral at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Items are left at a memorial for slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen outside Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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People stand with American flags while waiting for the hearse carrying slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen to drive down Minnesota Avenue in Glenwood on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A caisson procession brings the casket carrying Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen to Minnewaska Area High School for his funeral on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Scenes Saturday, April 22, 2023, outside the funeral for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota.
A member of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association honor guard presents the American flag that draped the casket of Deputy Josh Owen to Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley, second from right, following the funeral Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood. Riley then presented it to Shannon Owen, Josh's wife. At far right is Nathan Brecht, Pope County chief deputy.
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A Minnesota State Patrol officer holds up traffic as Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen's funeral procession takes place in downtown Glenwood on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Law enforcement officers salute slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen upon his arrival at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023, for the funeral service.
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The casket of slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen is brought inside Minnewaska Area High School for his funeral service on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A man salutes as slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen's casket arrives at Minnewaska Area High School for the funeral service on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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People stand along Minnesota Highway 28 with a "Thin Blue Line" flag during a funeral service for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A man holds a sign of support for the Pope County Sheriff's Office and slain Deputy Josh Owen at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A law enforcement officer plays fetch with their K-9 partner prior to the start of a funeral service for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Scenes Saturday, April 22, 2023, outside the funeral for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota.
Law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners from various agencies β€” a hundred were reported in attendance β€” stand Saturday, April 22, 2023, outside the funeral for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota. Owen had been a handler and a recent portrait showed him with his K-9 partner Karma.
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People arrive for a funeral service for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A man in dress uniform waits for the arrival of the casket carrying Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen prior to the funeral service at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Law enforcement officers wait for the arrival of Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen prior to his funeral service at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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The caisson procession brings Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen to Minnewaska Area High School for his funeral service on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Members of a Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association honor guard fold the American flag that had draped the casket of Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen following his funeral Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota.
Members of a Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association honor guard fold the American flag that had draped the casket of Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen following his funeral Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota.
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A man carries a "Thin Blue Line" flag during Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen's funeral procession in downtown Glenwood on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Willow Olson, 8, of Brooten, waves a pair of American flags while waiting for the funeral procession of slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen to begin in downtown Glenwood on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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People watch the funeral procession of Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen in downtown Glenwood on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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A sign for slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen is placed in a yard along Minnesota Highway 28 near Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Long lines of traffic arrive at a funeral service for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Law enforcement officers wait for the arrival of slain Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen outside Minnewaska Area High School prior to his funeral on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
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Scenes Saturday, April 22, 2023, outside the funeral for Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen at the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota.
A memorial to Pope County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Owen surrounds his squad car parked outside the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood, Minnesota, where the funeral for Owen drew thousands.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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