Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Dennis Wilbert Allen

Four Oaks Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, June 3, 1977

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Reflections for Patrolman Dennis Wilbert Allen

Rest in peace Patrolman Allen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2021

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

Dennis was my friend and the night he died he was supposed to pick me up at my residence in Four Oaks. He wanted to buy an old truck I had for sale and he saw me coming home after my shift. I was working as a Benson police officer and got off duty at midnight.

I told Dennis to come back in about thirty minutes and pick me up so we could get on a deal. He never made it.

The next time I saw him was lying beside the road. My biggest regret is that I was not with him. Maybe he would still be with us.

RIP buddy, perhaps we can meet again in a better place.

Asst. Chief J.B. Weaver Ret.
Clayton P.D.

May 1, 2015

Dennis was my father I just learned of this page. I never knew him as he was taken away from me when I was only 22 months old. I miss him love him and wish I had the chance to know him. I have heard nothing but good of him. I know he was a rare breed to fight in Vietnam and come home to be an officer he was truly a hero. I love you dad

daniel allen

June 15, 2014

even though i never meet him im sure he would have been a wonderful grandfather i miss and love you grandpa

destiny allen

June 6, 2014

Thank you for your service. I grew up in Four Oaks and I'm not a LEO in another part of our country.


August 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

"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

December 26, 2007

Patrolman Allen you served your country well. You are a true hero and I am proud to wear the badge as you did. Your service to the country and community are the marks of a true American. God Bless you sir.

Winston-Salem PD

June 3, 2007



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