Lieutenant Aaron William Allan

Lieutenant Aaron William Allan

Southport Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Aaron William Allan

Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed after responding to a crash involving an overturned vehicle at the intersection of Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue in Homecroft at approximately 2:30 p.m.

He and a Homecroft officer arrived at the scene and began to check on two occupants. Lieutenant Allan crawled into the car to check on the driver, who was stuck upside down in his seat belt. As Lieutenant Allan then crawled back out to check on the passenger, the driver grabbed a gun and opened fire, striking Lieutenant Allan 14 times.

The Homecroft officer and an off-duty reserve deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office returned fire and wounded the man before taking him into custody.

Lieutenant Allan was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

In 2021, prosecutors agreed to remove the death penalty in exchange for the suspect to have his case heard before a judge instead of a jury. In February 2022, the judge found the suspect guilty of murder, and he was sentenced to 58 years in prison with 55 years behind bars and three years suspended to probation.

Lieutenant Allan was a U.S Air Force veteran and had served with the Southport Police Department for six years and had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

In 2017, the police station's street Derbyshire Road was renamed Aaron Allan Way.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

accident scene

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I will never forget that horrible day when some scumbag decided to take your life. Even though we never met, I heard many good things about you. That day lives in my memory, and always will. R.I.P. dear.

LuAnn Pipes

August 18, 2023

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