Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Allen Frankland Bennett

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 20, 1953

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Frankland Bennett

As a person who wants to be a future cop I'm always reminded of the ultimate sacrifice officers make on a daily basis and this is no mistake here deputy sheriff Bennett your gone but never forgotten

Robert Jones

November 21, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 23, 2017

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 21, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year 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 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.

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

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

November 27, 2012

Deputy Bennett 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

As a small tyke, I slept warmly in my bed while you encountered the storm. God knows what happened to you and those responsible will be judged by him.

Allen, as you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we.

John 3:16

Only Bosco knows the pain...

Ret. Officer RB Wade
Richmond Va Police

July 26, 2007

Thank you for your service to this country and the citizens of Columbia. Your disappearance and obvious death are examples of how evil some people can be --- they will pay for their sins one day! Thank you again for your brief career and brave sacrifice, sir.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

July 18, 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.

July 10, 2007

I hope that one day you are brought home and the people responsible are brought to Justice. Rest easy Brother.

Former Police Officer
Warrenton, Virginia

June 20, 2007

Deputy Bennett you are still a hero. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 20, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Bennett,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army.



June 20, 2006

On May 4th of this year, a fellow Richland County Deputy Sheriff jointed you in the Kingdom of the Lord, my brother, Deputy Keith Cannon. May you both look down on all of your brothers in blue, especially your brothers in the Richland County uniform. God bless you Sir. Rest in peace always.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

June 20, 2005

Even though you were never found on earth, we know you soar with angels in Heaven.

Even though your killer/s were never judged on earth, they will be judged by the King of all men.

Godspeed Deputy Bennett

A South Carolina Brother

November 30, 2004



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