Deputy Sheriff Allen Thomas Sharra

Deputy Sheriff Allen Thomas Sharra

Kings County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 1999

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Allen Thomas Sharra

Deputy Sheriff Allen Sharra was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car ran off a dirt road and slammed into an irrigation-canal embankment near Lemoore at 7:03 a.m.

A 15-year-old Explorer who was on a ride-along at the time was able to radio for help, but Deputy Sharra was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was responding to assist another officer who had located a stolen car in a cotton field. The farm road that Deputy Sharra was driving down made a sudden ninety-degree turn without any warning signs. The cruiser left the roadway and struck an embankment. The Explorer was injured in the accident and transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Deputy Sharra, who served 9 years in the U.S. Navy and two years in the Army Reserves, had worked for the sheriff's office for 8 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, stepson, parents, step-mother and a step-sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 327

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, officer assistance, single vehicle crash

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Sharra.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2019

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