Deputy Sheriff James David Allen, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff James David Allen, Jr.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

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James David Allen, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff James Allen suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with an inmate at the old Hillsborough County Jail at 1301 Morgan Street in Tampa.

While being escorted to the psychiatric ward for observation, the subject became violent. Deputy Allen and another deputy managed to subdue the subject. Afterward, Deputy Allen went to the Tampa General Hospital where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Deputy Allen had served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for nine years.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

correctional Facility, prisoner custody, struggle

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Deputy Sheriff Allen,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hillsborough County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 21, 2024

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