Deputized Civilian John Allen

Deputized Civilian John Allen

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, September 19, 1928

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John Allen

Deputy Allen was beaten and then shot to death in Mojave County, Arizona, while attempting to serve a warrant. Deputy Allen had gone to Las Vegas and had sworn out a warrant against two men for stealing 14 head of horse from his ranch. Because of the remote location of the ranch, the district attorney deputized Deputy Allen to serve the warrant.

Deputy Allen arrested one of the men and had taken him to jail in Las Vegas. The man was released and returned to his home in Arizona. After his release, the man encountered Deputy Allen and beat him severely, then shot him to death.

The suspect, who claimed Deputy Allen fired at him first, was tried and acquitted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Allen,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clark County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2018

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