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Patrolman George H. Allen | Galesburg Police Department, Illinois Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

George H. Allen

Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, August 14, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman George Allen was shot and killed by a saloonkeeper while chasing two suspects through an alley. During the chase the patrolman had knocked down the saloonkeeper, who then went into the saloon, retrieved his gun, and shot Patrolman Allen. The suspect was shot twice by return gunfire and then arrested by other officers.

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Patrolman Allen's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
December 22, 2016

 

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