Trooper Allen Harvie Bufford

Trooper Allen Harvie Bufford

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 27, 1969

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Allen Harvie Bufford

Trooper Bufford was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. As Trooper Bufford was writing out a citation to the woman driver for speeding her male passenger exited the vehicle and shot him.

The suspect, 31, had recently been paroled from the Arkansas Penitentiary after serving seven years of a 21 year sentence for the murder of a fellow inmate. He was convicted of Trooper Bufford's murder and sentenced to life in prison on January 19th, 1970. He died in prison on August 7, 2005.

Trooper Bufford was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Arkansas State Police for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 253
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 27, 2020

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