Patrolman Allen Lee Harmon

Patrolman Allen Lee Harmon

Lincoln Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 16, 1974

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Allen Lee Harmon

Patrolman Harmon and Patrolman Otis Robison were shot and killed after making a traffic stop on I-20 and arresting a man for drunk driving. The suspect was driving a stolen car and had escaped from the Calhoun County Jail on January 26, 1974, while awaiting an appeal on a four year sentence for burglary. While en route to Talladega on Alabama 77 to give the man a sobriety test when he produced a pistol and shot Patrolman Robison who was seated beside him in the back seat. He then shot Patrolman Harman who was in the front seat. A third officer who was driving exchanged gunfire with the suspect as he fled into a woods. The suspect was apprehended in a Birmingham motel ten days later.

On April 18, 1975, the 35-year-old suspect was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to life. In November of 1980 he escaped from prison. Later that month he was apprehended in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He died in prison on January 22, 2006.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 2011

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