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Deputy Sheriff Allen Bernard Lennon | Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Allen Bernard Lennon

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 11, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to 8 years

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Deputy Lennon was killed in an automobile accident while assisting the North Carolina Highway Patrol with a pursuit. He was passing a vehicle which had only pulled half way out of a travel lane when another vehicle turned off of a side road directly into his path. In order to avoid a head-on collision Deputy Lennon took evasive action, causing him to lose control and strike a utility pole.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and charged with involuntary manslaughter and numerous traffic violations. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on May 3, 1993, and sentenced to eight years in prison. He was paroled on November 1, 1995. He was sent back to prison on April 29, 2002, for a hibitual felon conviction. He was paroled on April 28, 2007.

Deputy Lennon was survived by his wife. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

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Deputy Lennon I have never forgotten your dedication to duty and your sacrifice. While serving as Patrol Division Commander during your tenure with C.C.S.O. I always looked forward to my interactions with you and your cheerful demeanor. I sincerely believed that you had a great future with the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office and Law Enforcement in general.
The day of your death has stayed has stayed with me to this day.
I honor your service, dedication, and sacrifice.

Captain Don Latham (retired )
Cumberland County Sheriffs Office
May 27, 2015

 

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