Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dennis R. Allred

Kitsap County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dennis R. Allred

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department [1974-1998]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Certified Independent Christian Chaplain Ministry
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

January 20, 2024

My mom was married to Ned Norman. My mom Holly Cloutier passed away last year. She always told me the stolen car was hers. She was put in the hospital by him by throwing her out of a car going 40 mph and beating her. He was supposed to be going to court for her abuse. He shot and killed the cop days before court. I was born in 79 and she married my dad after all of this.

Nicole Hickerson
Daughter of woman married to Ned Norman

April 22, 2021

Deputy Allred's Family,

My sincerest condolences for the loss of your father/uncle/husband. You should know that it was My Mother who was the nurse who found Deputy Allred .

Mr. Gregory Mackey
My mother was the nurse on the scene

April 20, 2021

Hero, you have not been forgotten. R. I. P.

Tampa FL

April 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 13, 2018

So many years have passed Deputy Allred, yet you will never be forgotten. Rest well sir.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

April 15, 2015

Dear Gina,

As I read over your reflections, so full of love for your daddy, I can only imagine that he is looking down on you so proud of the woman you've become. A little girl should never have to lose her daddy, but especially not at the hands of someone so callous and for reasons so minuscule. Your reflections brought tears to my eyes. I am honored to print and sign a letter to be sent to the parole board in the hopes that it will assist you in your fight for justice. No doubt your daddy would be so proud of the crimefighting spirit that was birthed in you by your tragic experience.

Keep remembering your daddy, no matter what others say. There is no "getting over" just gets better over time.

Natasha Hubbard
Communications Officer

June 19, 2014

Thinking of you especially today.

It's hard to believe your EOW was 34 years ago. I am so blessed to have you for 8 1/2 years-my love for you continues.

I know you are watching from above and see all the amazing support I have from so many people-from those who knew you and still miss you to others that only know you from hearing me share our story. I will continue our fight for justice, a burden that has been lightened by so much support-it is such a blessing.

I still see your big brown eyes when looking at my beautiful girls-you would have fallen in love with Justine Denise and Jaclyn Kay-it would have been mutual adoration. Something I am familiar with...

Remembering your bright infectious smile-love you and miss you so very much-forever daddy's little girl.


April 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 34th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you in their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 19, 2012

Dennis, Thank you for the protection and service you gave in Kitsap County. I remember you as the boyfriend of my best friend's sister. You were thin and loved hotdogs. My friend's mom always wanted to "fatten you up." You were handsome and a gentleman. My love goes out to all your family and friends who will see you again, someday.

Mrs. K

February 24, 2012

I was a Reserve Deputy for the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office back in the mid to late 90's. I remember seeing the reflection for Deputy Allred at the office. From the stories I heard from people who worked with him, I would have loved to have met him. I keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest Well, Deputy Allred, we have your watch now.

Detective Rick Miller
Central City Police Department

October 6, 2011

Missing you especially much today-know that I am fighting for justice for you...and will continue through to the end. I only had you for 8 1/2 years and am so thankful that you are my daddy. I am proud of you...always have been always will be. I know you see all that I am doing to honor you and your memory. I have never forgotten how you would leave those you love by saying, "Keep Smilin'" you never said good bye. Even through losing you I have tried to keep smilin'. Love you Daddy!! xoxoxoxoxo I'm sorry you aren't here. Miss you more than words can express...


April 19, 2011

Thank you for serving Kitsap County. You were a good and decent person, taken from us too soon.


March 13, 2011

I was a Junior at Central Kitsap High School when this happened. I didn't live very far from the location and I remember that the violence shattered my innocence. I couldn't believe that people could do such evil and for no reason. My father worked with one of the young men that I believe led police to the other two killers. His guilt at being involved overcame him. The shooter was an evil evil man. I hope he stays in prison for the rest of his days. He did not deserve life, he deserved far worse for what he brought to Deputy Sheriff Allred and his family.
Rest in Peace Deputy. Know that others continue holding the torch for you keeping our communities safe.

Civilian - Renee' Farr

January 23, 2011

Thinking about you...missing you...


February 9, 2010


I know you know I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Officer Brenton-Seattle PD was gunned down on 10/31-he left behind a wife, Lisa and a daughter (11) and a son (8). My heart is broken for them. They have no idea the road ahead of them. I wish I didn't know the path they will be traveling, but unfortunately I do. I miss you so very much. This last year has been one of the hardest since losing you. Fighting to keep your killer in prison has forced me to face emotions I have kept at bay. I'm proud that we have managed to keep him away from society another 2 years. I will fight for you always and keep your memory alive-reminding others of the sacrifice you made. The sacrifice I made. I am here fighting for you Daddy. You are not forgotten. How can a little girl forget her Daddy? I love you and miss you more than words can express. Always your little girl. Keep Smilin'


November 5, 2009

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 28, 2008


I come to this site often, to try to find out what the future holds for my five year old son who lost his mom in 2004.
Your letter to your Dad was very helpful. You can bet that your Dad is very proud of you. I too could not understand people telling me that I'll be fine and to move on. If it is any help to you, just tell them that you have moved forward, but not on. On is a place that was to be for you and your Dad, On is a place when you will see him again. Keep talking to your Dad, they always listen.

Terry Donovan
Spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan EOW 10 31 2004

April 19, 2008


Today (4/11/08) should have been your 60th birthday. I can't believe the last time I saw you was 30 years ago today. I am so thankful for the eight years we had together,you are the first man I fell in love with-Daddy's little girl.

I remember like it was yesterday,the day you gave me one of your badges and told me you wanted me to have it in case anything ever happened to you. I still remember being confused because police officers are suppose to help people...people aren't suppose to hurt you. I know I didn't really understand what you meant-I only remember holding onto you-hugging you and crying not wanting to let go. Then I was afraid someone would hurt you but had no comprehension of someone killing you-no one in my life had even died at that point. Not only were you the first person in my life to die, but to have another person make that choice and take your life only because you were wearing a badge. Still, unbelievable.

I am so thankful you had the fore site to have that talk with me because I know that was our good-bye...You were taken from me only a few months later. I know you knew without a doubt how much I loved you!! I still have that badge-it's something I have held onto but only now it has caught my tears. How I wish I could trade it for just one more moment with you. My heart will always be broken. Innocence lost so young-Daddy's aren't suppose to die especially police officers-they want to help people.

Daddy, you had the greatest smile! You could lighten anyone's mood, it was contagious! And you never used the words "good-bye" you would always say, "Keep Smilin'"!!

Grandma told me when I was born you were so happy and told her you finally had someone of your own...I was your only blood relative. Grandpa and Grandma loved you so very much. Now that I am a parent my heart breaks for them even more-trying to understand the pain they felt losing their only son. I've thought about trying to find your birth family but what would I have would be so hard to tell them you were gone.

Mom has told me that I would have really appreciated how you were such a great listener. She said you had a way about you that people could talk to you. I've had lots of conversations with you over the years...only one sided and I wonder what you would think of me...I hope proud.

I recently worked for the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office-I know it doesn't make sense but I think I was looking for you. I don't know how to explain it, but I know you understand. I didn't find you there-but I was blessed to work with Chitty. Every time I see her she gives me a huge hug and tells me how much you loved me. I'm so thankful for her and that she shares that with me. She misses you too. She can't help but tear up when we see each other. I know you two were great friends.

Everyone I meet that knew you tell me what a great guy you were. Even though I wouldn't expect someone to say bad things about someone who was killed-I really believe people have been honest. You touched a lot of people and are truly missed.

Every time I hear a song by Barry Manilow or Bob Dillon I immediately think of you. Guns and Roses did a remake of the Bob Dillon song "Knockin' on Heavens Door"--it was hard to hear remembering it was sang at your funeral. I love music and know without a doubt that came from your love of it too. Mom told me I sang before I spoke...definitely your influence.

Judge Alexander shared with me a time he listened to you and one of the Correction Officers from the jail playing guitar together and singing...he described where you were-in the courthouse and the two of you singing-he said he'd never forget it.

One of the hardest things to deal with is missing knowing you as an adult. I am jealous of people who get to know their Daddy's as grow ups. We will always have a Daddy-little girl relationship-when it comes to us-I'm forever 8 years old and you are forever 30. We've been robbed of that too.

I have been blessed with my husband Jeff. We have been married 19 years now. He's a great guy. I think you two would have gotten along really well. We also have two beautiful little girls. Justine Denise-her first name means "justice" and her middle is the same as mine-the name you gave me. I named her in honor of you. Then we have Jaclyn Kay-she is also a doll and you would have fallen in love with them both! They both have big brown eyes, like me, and I see you in them...I am thankful they have a part of you. I'm sad they too missed out on you. They know all about you and the sacrifice you made for Kitsap County. To serve and protect.

One of the hardest things about growing up without you is dealing with other people who think I need to "get over it" or "move on". I finally realized the people who have that thought process have never walked in my shoes. They do not, cannot, understand what it's like to have someone murdered. They are blessed. I know now, that it's okay to miss you. The pain never goes away but I've had to learn how to live without you. You are never far from my mind and always close to my heart. You are not forgotten.

Daddy...I love you...and miss you more than words can express...

Keep Smilin',

Your little girl


April 12, 2008

I am 43 as of 2006. I do remember Mr. Allreds' death, as a 16 year old high school student,it was BIG news at the time. I feel very sad, thinking about all of his family who were affected by what happened. I have a very high respect for law enforcement personnel, and the dangers they encounter. I never knew Dennis, but I know I would have liked and bonded with him in a positive manner. Thank you for your service Dennis! Ed

Edward Dawes

November 14, 2006

Deputy Allred,
I never knew you but as a young cadet for the Kitsap County Sheriffs office, under Pat Jones I learned alot about you. I remember a deputy that was on scene that day that said he remembered thinking to himself "why, he was such a great person" Now that I am in law enforcement myself I still think every night I goto work of your picture hanging up at the S.O. and think that you are looking over each of us on the streets along with all the other fallen brothers. Deputy Allred thank you for serving the great county of Kitasp and laying your life done for the community.
Off. Paul Harmon

Patrol Officer Paul J. Harmon
Luther, police department, Ok

May 3, 2006

Dennis you were a great guy and dedicated to serving. Enjoyed meeting for coffee and discussing what was new. Always a friend. Miss you. God Bless.

Randy Loun, retired
Bremerton Police Dept.

January 7, 2006

I remember talking to Dennis about becoming a Deputy in a coffee shop years ago and what a fine officer he was, he always made the time to talk. I knew him just in passing, but always when I saw him in public he would always acknowledge me with a "how are you today" I'll not soon forget his passing and the circumstances, he was just trying to help that early morning and didn't get to go home. I often times think about him even though we were not even close as friends just acquaintances, that's the impression that Dennis left with me, rest in peace, the lord needed you for something special that day..

Steve K.

Civilian Steve K

April 26, 2005

Rest in Peace, Brother. You must have proven yourself truly worthy to be called Home to serve under the Supreme Commander so quickly after starting "the job". Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Watch over your family and all you left behind. Keep them from danger until they are called to join you in Paradise.

A Squad
Woodbridge CT PD

January 31, 2005

We still remember your sacrifice and what it represents to the citizens and Law Enforcement of this county. I check this site nearly every day and look with regret at the addition of another number, another name, another family and department's loss. You're a constant reminder to the risk of this job and the value of individual life.

Deputy Grant
Kitsap SO

April 21, 2004

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