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Deputy Sheriff Allen Thomas Sharra

Kings County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Thomas Sharra

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Sharra.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2019

My Dearest Allen,

Yesterday 5-15-2019 Kings County and your family celebrated your 20th Anniversary date and also announced the upcoming plans to put a road sign in your memory on highway 41 in Lemoore, CA near where your accident took place. Many people have stated they will appear at this ceremony to memorialize you and remember your beautiful life. You are missed and you will NEVER be forgotten.

I love you,
Your wife always,
Gina Sharra

Gina Sharra

May 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 27, 2017

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 27, 2014

It seems like only yesterday that I woke up and turned on the morning news only to find out that one of my brother deputies had died in a crash. I didn't have a chance to get to know Allen very well, but those that did really liked him. I hope his family is doing well after all these years.

Sergeant Brett Hershberger
Clovis PD (Former Kings County Deputy)

February 26, 2014

I had another dream last night that I was back in the Navy and seeing my friends. When I woke up the first thing I did was try to look up my best friends on the internet. I was saddened and shocked to find that Al has left us and been gone for almost 14 years. Time certainly goes by too fast.

I served with Allen on the flight deck of the USS Tripoli stationed in San Diego, from 1987-1989. As fellow natives of western PA, we of course bonded and had a good friendship. He was a great guy with a great sense of humor.

I have never met his family but please accept my terribly belated condolences. Best wishes as you continue to forge ahead.

Jerry A. Learn

Jerry Learn
Former Shipmate, USS Tripoli

December 15, 2013

Deputy Allen Sharra,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May god bless you and your family. I am a former Police Officer from Northern California, and have been unfortunate in that I have lost my job. I hope to be a Kings County Deputy sooner than later, and I will keep your memory alive. Rest in peace brother.


Chris Poteat
Former San Jose Police Officer

August 13, 2011

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Bryan Holiman

April 25, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sharra. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Just a short note to let you know i'm thinking about you as The Steelers kick off another season tonight. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Dept.

September 10, 2009

I worked with Allen.Allen was a great guy.I taught D.A.R.E. at that time and was in my office one day.Allen came by and saw a framed picture of Terry Bradshaw on my wall.He told me he was the greatest QB to ever play the game. I agreed.Allen was a huge Pittsburgh Steeler fan.He was just slightly a bigger fan than me. He is smiling today in heaven because not only did the Steelers win the Super Bowl 3 years ago,they won it this year and will probably repeat.I can't help thinking that Allen had a little bit to do with getting Santonio Holmes' toes down at the end of this years Super Bowl.Thanks Allen ,and we my need a little help this year.God bless you,your family,and The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Department

June 19, 2009

You were honored on this website today. Law Enforcement never forgets their
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 13, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Sharra, thank you for your service and dedication. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 23, 2008



December 26, 2007

"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

November 28, 2007

Deputy Sharra,

I did not know you, but I can tell you are a man of great character. You are truly missed by your family, friends and co-workers. Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

March 16, 2006

Remembering you along with all the others on 12-27 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace. You're not forgotten.


December 27, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor your for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 27, 2004

Deputy Sharra you are remembered. Blessings to those loved ones who miss you so much.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

June 12, 2004

You are not forgotten..........

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

March 10, 2004

My Dear Allen,

Today marks seven months since you have been gone. Every day when I light your candle I tell you how much I love you and blow you a kiss. I know your watching me but I wish you were still actually here with me. I wish we had more time togather 7 years was not enough. All those years of struggling were finally starting to pay off. We were catching up on our finances and spending more time togather alone. I am very thankful that we atleast got to have that before you had to be taken from me. But I do wish it could have been longer than that atleast so we could fulfill some of the things we were trying for. Maybe you are readying everything up there for when it is my turn where we can than be togather again. I still cry for you everyday and miss you the same as when you left. People say time heals all wounds but I do not see it yet. My pain is still to fresh and to deep to think other wise. You may have had your quirky ways but I still loved you the same. You taught me alot about true love that I will never forget.And forget you I will never do. You are with me forever more. I love you sweetheart please keep your spirit and love within me. Someday we will be togather again, I love you my silly hubby forever.

hugs and lots of kissesBR>gina

Gina Sharra

Allen Sharra was my best friend from high school to present. He had his problems like we all do but when it came to me he went the extra mile. I do not know why he put me on a pedestal but he treated me with respect and honor. In his eyes I could do no wrong. Many people would say he was strange but only in a good way. Do to the fact that everyone liked to tease him, we tend to forget to mention the good things. One that comes to my mind is the man did not have much money but he saved enough money to buy me a golf club for Christmas. It was like a privilege for him to buy it for me. No matter what, I know Allen will always be with me and will always be my best friend. I am getting married in October and he is definitely invited. Good-bye my friend and save a spot for me. Until we meet again


Vince Malich

I did not know Allen, but I feel that I already met him just buy knowing his Sister, Father, and Mother.  I dated his sister for two years and now am Engaged to her. I wish I could have met him but I guess I will have to wait till I die too. Allthough he did not know me either, he still teased me about how I looked and he kept teasing his sister about dating me.  Allen I know that you are watching down over us all.  I wish that I could have met you Allen.  Even though we weren't family I still think of you as a brother and not just a brother-in-law.

Benjamin R. Hobbs

P.S. For those other than who know why I signed as Jewboy.  That is the nickname that Allen gave me based on how I looked.

Ben Hobbs

To Gina,

May God be with you. I lost my only brother on the same day December 27,2001 he was with the East Providence Police Department.


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