Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Herbert D. Allen

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1927

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Reflections for Patrolman Herbert D. Allen

On Christmas Day we the officers both active and retired remember your sacrifice and service to the City of Boston and the Boston Police Dept. We will never forget.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

December 25, 2022

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

December 25, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Allen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2020

Herbert Allen was my great grandfather on my father’s side. I was very close with my grandfather, Harold, Herbert’s son, who is now deceased. I am not sure how to contact Daniel Daly directly, but it would mean the world to me to receive his Medal of Honor. I am located in Minneapolis, but I would travel to meet you in person.

Stacy Sullwold (born Allen)

Stacy Sullwold
Great Granddaughter

November 10, 2019

I attended the memorial for Herbert David Allen in September 2012. He was my mother’s uncle, her father was his brother Fred Allen. I have the Medal of Honor awarded Officer Allen and I am trying to find a family member to give it to.

Daniel Daly
Grand nephew

May 12, 2019

Herbert D. Allen was my paternal grandfather. For years the family story was that he died Christmas Eve when my father was 2 years. My father was 6 yrs old and it wasn't Christmas Eve but finding this listing meant I was able to follow up my family history and move back through time to colonial America.

Besides, it adds an essential link as well as a proud notice to an everyday American family. Thank you so much for this notice. It's meant so much to me.

Michael Allen
November 14, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

Michael D. Allen

November 14, 2015

I found out that you are my Great Uncle and I will be at the Memorial on Sept. 16, 2012

Dan Daly
Great Nephew

September 13, 2012

On September 16, 2012 a memorial will be unvealed in P.O. Allen's name along with the 5 other Boston Police Officers killed in the line of duty as members of the motorcycle unit.

P.O. Robert E. Anthony
Boston Police Dept

September 10, 2012

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

Officer Allen you are remembered by the proud men and women who continue in your quest to police the City of Boston. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 25, 2010

Ptl. Allen, your tragic death was made all the worse by it happening on Christmas Day. How sad for your family, but the time you spent with them no doubt was all the more cherished. Thank you for your service to the people of Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 10, 2010

Patrolman Allen,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



December 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, NH

December 23, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 25, 2006

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

Private Citizen

June 28, 2006

On behalf of the members of Blue Knights Missouri Chapter VII, we send our sympathies to the family of Officer Allen.

Rest In Peace

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

February 4, 2005

Continue your watch in heaven

December 25, 2004


You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

November 10, 2004

Rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker

March 25, 2004

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