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

My Heartfelt prayers and Condolences to the Family and The Providence Police Dept.

Thank you Detective Allen for your service to the Community and for a job well done. R.I.P

Cpl Barry W Cannon
Center Hill Police Dept. Center Hill, Fla

April 18, 2005

On behalf of the members of the Sutherlin Police Department, I send to you, our heartfelt condolences and prayers in your time of sadness. May your fallen officer’s legacy live on in the memories of his friends and family. Rest now brother, after a job well done. We’ll take it from here.

Corporal Justin Marquis
Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin, OR

April 18, 2005



April 18, 2005

We extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow to the family & friends of Detective Allen.Though we never had the pleasure of working with him,his loss weighs heavy on our hearts.Rest easy brother,we'll take it from here.

PO S.Harris #223
Cicero PD,Cicero,Illinois

April 18, 2005

“Tears of a Cop”

I have been where you fear to go…
I have seen what you fear to see…
I have done what you fear to do...
All these things I’ve done for you.

I am the one you lean upon…
The one you cast your scorn upon…
The one you bring your troubles to…
All these people I’ve been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart…
The one you feel should have no heart…
The one you call the man in blue…
But I am human just like you.

And through the years I’ve come to see…
That I’m not what you asked of me…
So take this badge and take this gun.
Will you take it? Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die…
And hear a battered baby cry…
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me…?

Author unknown

Dectective James Allen, may you rest in peace. You have been for 27 years,"All those things WE have asked of YOU".

Officer James Nightingale
Town of Camillus Police Department

April 18, 2005

I never thought it could happen up here...

but as my father, a retired cop from greater boston all ways says "some times the sh*t hits the fan"

I am sorry PPD.

April 18, 2005

Our hearts and prayers go out to the fine men and women of your department, and to the family of Detective James Allen. Our department just lost one of our own, and we know the pain of loss. The support of the law enforcement community will help you get through your grief. Please lean on each other for support, and reach out to your brothers and sisters in blue for any help that you might need. As I've said, crying is also OK...we've done a lot of it ourselves here. We're here in your time of need...God Bless you all.

Detective Robert Bobinsky
St Charles Illinois Police Department

April 18, 2005

Rest easy brother, the watch is ours now

Atlanta Police

April 18, 2005

Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.

E.O.W. 10/10/04


April 18, 2005

Rest in peace.Godspeed

P.O. Rodney Dorilus
Elizabeth Police Department,NJ

April 18, 2005

Gods speed brother.

Traffic Officer Coley
Ceres Police Department

April 18, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother...You will be missed

Northeastern University Police Boston

April 18, 2005

Your extended Law Enforcement family in California has Detective Allen, his family, department and friends in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and comfort you during this time.

Detective Greg Yotsuya
Ceres PD

April 18, 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.

Broward County Florida Multi-Agency Police Honor Guard

April 18, 2005

Rest in peace Detective Allen and may god be with your family

a citizen

April 18, 2005


Pride Integrity and Guts

Some of you may know my face, but not my name. Most of you have seen me around the city and some have even met me, but not always under the best of circumstances. Some of you have even spoken to me on the phone, when you called me while I was working.

Most of you have an opinion on how my job should be done, but would never take my job if it was the last one on earth. And some of you who don't even know me, hate me because of my job. But when I go to my job, I go to make a difference and so I can fight what everyone else fears.

When most would be running away from danger, my job requires me to run towards it. I do this in the hopes of making a difference for someone else I don't even know. Most people say I make too much money, because my pay is published in the newspaper. But don't think twice about hearing about another sports player sign a 20 million dollar contract for 6 months a year of playing a "game."

Since my job's base pay isn't the best I must work extra to pay the bills. Including working extra shifts on holidays, and pick up side work at construction sites as well on my days off, most still complain thinking I am greedy, but don't they realize that I to must pay taxes, have a mortgage car payments and kids in collage as well?

Don't they understand that I am not paid for what I do, but for what I am willing to do for them? After all how can you properly compensate someone to risk their own life and face danger everyday they go to work?

And when I go to work I am punched, kicked, spit on and called every name in the book for doing my job. And every night I leave my house to go to work I realize I may not come back home in the morning. Because when I go to work I can be stabbed, shot, drown, fall, be electrocuted, or die in a car accident rushing to help you.

My job also requires me to carry special "tools" to help me do my job. Sometimes even while doing my job I have to defend myself from someone attacking me. Although, the newspapers will report to you that I "beat someone down", and not that I defended myself from an attack.

While at work I must also carry a gun to protect you, but should I have to use it, the media reports to you that I "gunned someone down" or that I "shot and killed" somebody, and not that I defended myself. Don't they realize that I shoot to live and never to kill?

Also when I go to work I wrap a protective vest around me to help keep me safe through my shift. I use this vest so that I will be allowed to live to the end of my work day. And hope and pray that should something bad happen that this vest helps keep me alive so that I will be allowed to see my children grow.

And when I go to my job, I will see more pain, sorrow, agony, death and destruction in one month than most of you will see in an entire lifetime.

And to the ones who don't know me, I unforunetly will meet most of you at the worst times in your life.

You often will call me to come help you out with a problem. But if you have a really big problem you can get me at a special 3 digit number and me and my coworkers will race to your house, just to help you no questions asked. All you have to do is call and we will be there for you, no matter what time, day, night or holiday, rain shine or blizzard.

Sometimes my job also requires me to deliver lectures, babies and even bad news. I am also the one required to ring your doorbell in the middle of the night, swallow hard and advise you that a loved one will not be coming home tonight, then I spend the rest of my shift wondering why I ever took such a job.

Some people even refer to me as a "pig," but when I hear that word called to me or one of my coworkers I think of Pride, Integrity and Guts, which everyone in my profession needs to do this job.

Me and my coworkers must be able to have muscles of steel, have a sense of humor and put ourselves into dangerous situations and face danger head on all in a days work.

We must act in a second and make a decision in the blink of an eye, and spend the rest of our life hoping we made the right choice in that split second. If not we can be arrested and charged with breaking a law, be sued for violating someone's rights, or end up with even a worse fate.

My job requires me to take an oath to be their and to risk my life to protect you. And it is an oath that me and my fellow coworkers have taken and is one that we will not break.

What, you ask is my job? I am your local police officer. And what do I ask in return of doing all this and risking my life for you, nothing at all because it is my job and my hope, of being the one who makes the difference.


Above Article was written last year by me for a local newspaper. It was then published in 3 more newspapers during National Police Week 2004.

Article Written By:

Officer Paul Cotter
Lynn Mass Police Dept.

"Never Forgetting Them, and What They Have Done For Us!" - Paul Cotter

Off Paul Cotter
Lynn MA PD

April 18, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Detective Allens family and friends. Please watch over us brother, for you are in a better place. God Bless

Officer Jack Manuel
Pocono Twp Police, Pa

April 18, 2005

to the allen family , please have peace in knowing that jimmy is with god now and he is being protected as he protected us all. love the marzella's

anthony and lee
family freinds

April 18, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of Industry Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Allen. Having lost Deputy Michael Arruda this past year (EOW 06-15-04), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort from knowing your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 18, 2005

What a senseless tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Allen.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

April 18, 2005

The Meriden Police Department is deeply saddened by the murder of Detective Allen. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, and fellow officers at the Providence Police Department. Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Lawrence Guidobono
Meriden, CT Police Department

April 18, 2005

Just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to your department, friends, and family members. I know what it is to lose a brother-in-blue. We lost a very fine Deputy on April 9, 2005. He is now continuing his watch over all from the gates of heaven. Keep your heads up hight and continue the fine work that we all were trained to do. Believe me, that is what he would want you to do. I will be keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my brother - in - blue. May you continue your watch from the gates of heaven.

Deputy Sheriff T.D.
Harvey County

April 18, 2005

Det. Allen may you rest in peace, my prayers are with you and your family.

Off. J.A. Salazar
Long Beach P.D. Long Beach, CA

April 18, 2005

Rest in peace for we have the watch now.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

April 18, 2005

To the family and friends of James Allen

Your pain is our pain. There are no words to express our deep sorrow at the loss of your husband, father, brother and friend. Our prayers are with you and may God provide you comfort.

Friend of Kurt Ford EOW 04/09/05
Douglas County Sheriffs Office

April 18, 2005

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