Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Denis W. Allen

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 2, 1977

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Reflections for Patrolman Denis W. Allen

Rest in peace Patrolman Allen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. you are honored and remembered on the 41st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 2, 2018

We still remember. Mom reflected on you and your family for several hours recently. We have never forgot your commitment, your service and sacrifice. Still fondly remembered by your cousin....Dorthy Thompson.

RIP.....Thompson clan.

Vancouver Canada

Brad Thompson
My mothers cousin

January 26, 2014

Patrolman Allen,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

April 2, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Allen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Officer Allen, my father (retired SDPD) spoke to me about you just today. You had his respect as a fellow officer and you now have mine as well. Thank you for your service.

Laurence Hespel

July 28, 2011

Dennis, you were my friend when I needed one most. I think of you every year around this time. Rest in peace.

Patrolman Mike Kerins

May 18, 2011

Easter is always a resonant time. Love you Daddy.

Jen Allen

April 25, 2011

I had been on the streets for less than 2 years when I rode with Denis in Logan Heights. He was a vet who did not show any resentment for being saddled with a rookie. It was an enjoyable and learning experience. His loss was the first I encountered as a police officer and one I will never forget.

RIP Denis.

DA Investigator Skip Stephenson
San Diego (SDPD Retired)

February 22, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 2, 2010

Just wanted to remember you on this tragic anniversary. You will never be forgotten. You are a true hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thirty two years later your loss brings me to tears.

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enforcement Lia
MADD, San Bernardino County, CA

April 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty second 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009



September 9, 2008

Officer Allen your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

Patrolman Allen:

I met your daughter this week. She works at the hotel where my family and I take our annual vacation. Looking at you now, I see your image in her. You were an honorable man gone too soon. May the angels continue to look out for you. I am sure your colleagues continue to watch over her.

James M. Grant, Civilian Employee
LAPD Van Nuys Division

August 26, 2006

I was there Denis when it happened. I have never forgotten it... Rest in Peace Brother... God Bless

Ron Schneider SDPD reserve 1976-1980

June 6, 2006

My father San Diego Police Reserve Officer Bob Loibl was a friend and had patrolled with you. I remember the day he got the call you had passed. He is now with all of our heros in a better place, he passed in 1986. God bless all of our real heros.

Cpl. John Loibl
San Diego Sheriff

July 31, 2005

I am a former San Diego Police officer and served with Dennis. I have fond memories of him taking me out for a ride on his hobie cat on San Diego bay. He a great guy, was so very young and is missed

Patrolman Mike Kerins

October 5, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Denis, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


April 2, 2004

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