Police Officer Allen Pleasant Trentham

Police Officer Allen Pleasant Trentham

Hobart Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, July 28, 1930

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Allen Pleasant Trentham

Police Officer Allen Trentham succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while responding to a domestic disturbance call that involved a drunk man threatening his family with a handgun. As Officer Trentham approached the man he was shot by the man's brother. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

The suspect, 44, was apprehended in Altus on October 4, 1933. He said he accidentally killed Police Officer Trentham, and that he tried to kill his brother. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on May 3, 1949.

Officer Trentham had served with the Hobart Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 27, 1930
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Paroled in 1949


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

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