Police honor passing of former dispatcher

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By Molly Haines

Local law enforcement vehicles lined West Seminary and North Main Streets Monday in honor of a former Owen County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.
Marvin C. Ogden, a lifelong resident of Owen County, died Jan. 6.
Ogden was born in 1918 and was a member of Owenton First Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon.
A 75-year member of the local Oddfellows Lodge No. 213, Ogden was the longest living member in Kentucky.
Ogden also served in World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart.
Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammonds said Ogden worked under him as a dispatcher for two years.
“He was an outstanding person,” Hammonds said. “He was easy going and very dependable. He was always early for the job and he would stay late if he needed to and never say a word about it. He was just an all around good person.”
Hammonds said Ogden also worked under former Owen County Sheriff Glenn Waldrop for six years as dispatcher.
Ogden was also a parts manager for Davis and Gains Ford and later NAPA.
Ogden is survived by his wife, Florence, of 67 years.