Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant James Lloyd Allen

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Sunday, April 17, 2005

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant James Lloyd Allen

Sergeant Allen, it has been 19 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 27 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 19, 2024

You gave 27 years of your life to make others safer. You are an inspiration to us all, and may the Lord truly bless your loved ones. Rest in peace my brave brother.

Sgt. Barton
Garden City PD

April 5, 2016

Thank you for your service in our nation's law enforcement. My prayers be with you family. No amount of time can ever fully heal the pain of losing such a good man. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 4, 2016

RIP Sgt Allen.....

LT. Marcoux
Lincoln RI Pd

April 17, 2015

I can't believe it's been ten years already. Rest easy Sir. Police Unity To
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

April 17, 2015

RIP Sir, your service will not be forgotten.

Laura Gibson-Szerokman, Surviving Spouse
of Ofc. Allen W. Gibson, Jr. EOW: 04/25/98

April 17, 2014

I can't believe it has been 8 years since that horrible event. My thoughts and prayers go out to Det Sgt Allen, his Wife and their Family. I remember "Jimmy" when he was a Patrolman in the Olnyville section of Providence. The 1st time I met him was in the parking lot of the old Star market....

Spl. Officer (Retired)
Johnston Police Department, Johnston RI

April 18, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

I miss you so much you were such a great guy to have in my life you impacted my life in a posstive way that is too bad you died the way you did and i am sorry that you had go like that I always talk about you and the way you was well known by everyone for you love and kindness and you was always fair to everyone and you are loved by everyone I will never forget you love yeah and there will never be another great police officer like you

April Ruth Lblanc
civillian and a friend

June 29, 2012

I remember like it was yesterday that I heard the horrible news that your life had been taken to short. I will always remember seeing you at Whole Foods when you were doing your details. You were a great cop, and always had a friendly face. Godspeed my brother, and may God bless you and your family. 10-8 brother!

Reserve Deputy Mike B Worcester MA

June 17, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today on this seventh anniversary of your death. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure you have missed each day of the past seven years by all those who call you beloved.

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

April 17, 2012

i miss you so much you was a great guy to come to when i needed help the police dept and all of your friends miss you so much we all wish that this didnt happen at least we caught the scumbag that took your life i love you and i will never forget you and you always will be in my heart forever

april leblanc
close friend

February 13, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2009

Amazing to think that it's now been 4 years. RIP, Brother.

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

April 17, 2009

To Det.Sgt. James Lloyd Allen, his family and his fellow officers with the Providence Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Det. Sgt. Allen’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Det. Sgt. Allen and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 17, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends on this day. They all think of you each and every day and will always carry you in their hearts. Keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 17, 2008

rest in peace

Richard W. Jones Jr

April 17, 2008

Sergeant Allen and family, I can't believe it's been nearly three years. I remember hearing the awful news from the desk sergeant that one of our own had been killed, and it didn't seem real. I think about that day often and I truly will not forget how people from all around the country showed their support to your family, and to our police department. I was honored when I was asked to become a member of the honor guard just days before April 17,2005. Although I couldn't have imagined what was to follow just days later, I observed something very special with regard to the overwhelming showing of love and respect from all kinds of people who wanted to memorialize Jimmy. It made me very proud to be member of this police department and it allowed me the privilege to represent the very police department that both Jimmy and his father served for generations. I was very impressed as I observed the way that every member of the Allen family was able to go from one day to the next with class and dignity. I have learned alot. So, just days before the third anniversary of the passing of Sergeant Allen, I again would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to your very loving family.

Patrolman Joseph Hanley III
Providence, R.I. P.D.

March 25, 2008

he was a geat cop and very nice man to talk to he was always willing to help someone in need.I am a crimminal justice student and he helpeed me with some of my school work I have a alot of respect for him and the rest of the police dept

April ruth Leblanc

February 13, 2008

"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

January 24, 2008

You are a true hero and we pray for your lovely family every day! God Bless you, Detective Sergeant Allen!

The Cahill Family
Citizen Canton, Ma.

August 28, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction

July 24, 2007

Your sacrifice will be forever remembered in the hearts and minds of all those you have helped. The Providence Police Department is a fine group and the officers dedicated and loyal.

Former Master Corporal
Canadian Armed Forces

May 30, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Former Police Officer (Dist.Hghts. MD)

April 17, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your end of watch. I know the pain they have suffered over the past two years over your loss and the many silent tears that have fallen in your honor. You are a true hero and I salute you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. I know your father is proud of you and will always carry you in his heart. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 17, 2007

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