Patrolman George H. Allen

Patrolman George H. Allen

Galesburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, August 14, 1902

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George H. Allen

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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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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

December 22, 2016

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