Salt Lake City Police Department
Honoring Our Fallen
Sergeant Owen T. Farley
Killed in the Line of Duty
May 23, 1951
Sergeant Owen T. Farley, 37, was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. After arresting a man and woman in possession of a car that investigators believed was used in a robbery in Ogden, Farley transported them to police headquarters for questioning.
As he pulled away from the curb at this location, the male suspect produced a gun and shot him in the stomach. Farley died a short time later at a local hospital. Married and the father of three children, he is buried in the Heber City Cemetery.