Trooper Allen Harvie Bufford

Trooper Allen Harvie Bufford

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 27, 1969

Allen Harvie Bufford

Trooper Bufford was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. As Trooper Bufford issued a summons the passenger exited the vehicle and shot him.

The suspect had recently been paroled from the Arkansas Penitentiary after serving seven years of a 21 year sentence for the murder of a fellow inmate. He was convicted of Trooper Bufford's murder and sentenced to life in prison on January 19th, 1970.

Trooper Bufford was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Arkansas State Police for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 253
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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You're never forgotten. God bless you, your family and fellow troopers.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 28, 2017

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