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Chief of Police Darrell Lamond Allen | Marlin Police Department, Texas Marlin Police Department, Texas

Chief of Police

Darrell Lamond Allen

Marlin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/1/2015

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 95 years

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Chief of Police Darrell Allen succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier while struggling with a subject inside of a club at 301 East Avenue B in Temple, Texas.

Chief Allen and another Marlin Police Department officer were working a secondary employment assignment at the club when Chief Allen attempted to arrest a subject for creating a disturbance at approximately 1:20 am. The man produced a handgun and shot Chief Allen in the face as the two struggled.

The subject was arrested by the other Marlin police officer and a Temple Police Department officer took the man into custody. On August 24th, 2017, he was sentenced to 95 years in prison for Chief Allen's murder.

Chief Allen was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound on November 10th, 2015.

Chief Allen had served in law enforcement for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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It’s been almost two years my friend. I miss the times we patrolled the near north side hood together. All the laughter we shared and the tears we cried. Now I cry them for you. I still pray for you and your family. You are still very much loved and missed my brother. We are still holding down the fort and fighting the fight my brother. God Bless!!!

Officer Paul Varesic
West Columbia Police Department, Texas
October 12, 2017


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