Corrections Officer John R. Allen

Corrections Officer John R. Allen

Nassau County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 16, 2005

John R. Allen

Officer Allen died while in surgery for severe back and neck injuries sustained four years earlier at the Nassau County Correctional Facility. He was responding to an emergency call when he slipped in a puddle of milk that had been thrown on the floor by the inmates.

The fall caused him to suffer severe injuries that required two surgeries. He died while undergoing the second surgery.

Officer Allen had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Monday, July 23, 2001

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Officer Allen,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 16, 2013

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