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

May your family find peace and strength. Thank you for your faithful service to those that you never met. We are grateful everyday for the work that you did even though we may never say it.

Neice of Dep Tim Dunn EOW 10/29/04

April 19, 2005

On behalf of the Grand Prairie Police Department our thoughts and prayers are with Detective Allen,his family and police family.

Grand Prairie PD,Texas

April 19, 2005

The men and women of the Illinois State Police extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Detective Allen and the Providence Police Department.

Illinois State Police

April 19, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Detective Allen. May you rest in peace, we thank you for you dedicated service. God bless the friends and family.

Police Department
Town of Bellingham, Massachusetts

April 19, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Los Angeles County Police Department, please accept our heartfelt sympathy.

To our brothers and sisters of teh Providence Police Department, we recently suffered a lost and know how you feel. You are not alone. May God bless all of you and keep you safe.

The the family of Detective Allen, we send our heartfelt sympathy and we will keep you in our prayers. Thank you for sharing a hero with us.

Sergeant Edward E. Ramos
Los Angeles County Police Department

April 19, 2005

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

April 19, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the La Habra Police Department we send our thoughts and condolences to the Providence Police Department and the family of Detective Allen. It doesn't matter where we work, when one of our brothers or sisters fall, we all feel the pain and the loss. Rest in peace Detective Allen. You will not be forgotten

Sergeant Jeff Baylos
La Habra PD, California

April 19, 2005

Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know. Rest in Peace, Det. Allen, we've got it from here.

Ofc. Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Dept.
Volusia County, FL

Officer Culver, RJ #138
Holly Hill Police Dept.

April 19, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, April 19, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Detective James Allen who died in the line of duty just two days ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Det. Allen's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

April 19, 2005

May you be remembered for who you are and the lives you touched. May you look down on us and help guide us thru the day. God rest for you are not forgotten

Inspector PA Gust
United States Customs Service- Detroit

April 19, 2005

Unbelievable loss to the law enforcement community. My prayers and deepest condolences are with
your Department, and especially with the friends and family of your fallen friend. GOD BLESS this HERO.
Stay strong, stay focused, and make SURE that Detective Allen
will never be forgotten.

Investigator Mike Bradford; Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

April 19, 2005

As the son of a firefighter, I know what it means to have a loved one risk his life for others. I grew up around outstanding men just like yourself. You will be missed but never forgotten. You make everyone around you proud.
We will meet someday....

Mansfield, MA Fire Department

April 19, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

April 19, 2005

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Detective Allen.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.


April 19, 2005

Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Detective Allen and to all the personnel of the Providence Police Department who worked with him.

While it is no consolation for your loss, remember that we, and many others in this country, appreciate the sacrifice that he made in his effort to ensure the safety of the public.

God bless.

Southwest Central Dispatch
Palos Heights, IL

April 19, 2005

On behalf of the Nashua Police Dept., our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Allen. Our hearts go out to you all.

Detective Dan Archambault
Nashua, NH Police Dept.

April 19, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Detective James Allen and the Providence Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done James... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky - Site Owners

April 19, 2005

Thank you for your service. You have made many proud.

It hurts to lose someone, especially someone who wears the uniform, but we will see you again someday.

LEO Spouse
Marion County SO-Ohio

April 19, 2005

godspeed brother god bless your family

Deputy M. E. Lynn
Effingham County Sheriff's Office

April 18, 2005



April 18, 2005

To the Family of Det. Allen, may the spirit of him always carry you through the good and bad days. We have all lost a brother and a friend.

Patrol Officer Marc Remington
Bristol Police Department, Bristol RI

April 18, 2005

God be with you and your family. You will be remember to the end.

Patrolman, Anibal Colon
Department of Veterans Affairs Police Service

April 18, 2005



April 18, 2005

Rest in peace Brother James, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

April 18, 2005

To the family of James Allen and the Providence PD, my heartfelt prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. This is just another example of a great man taken from us at the hands of a coward. May God be with you at this time of need.

To all our LEO's stay safe.

A California LEO wife and a COP's survivor

A California Officer's wife and COPS sur

April 18, 2005

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