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Private William D. Allen | United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

Private

William D. Allen

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, November 12, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Electrocuted

Location: District of Columbia

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Private William Allen was electrocuted when he picked up a radio wire that was being installed on a home illegally.

He was off duty and at home following the birth of his daughter when a neighbor, who knew he was a policeman, notified him that another neighbor was stringing the illegal radio wire at 124 Yuma Street, SE, in Washington, DC.

Private Allen went to the woman's house and picked up the wire that was laying on the ground, not knowing it had come in contact with an overhead electrical wire. He was shocked and killed instantly when he touched it.

Private Allen was survived by his wife and 5-day-old daughter.

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Pvt. Allen,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 12, 2016

 

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