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

God Bless you Det. Allen, and my deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to your wife, children, family, friends & colleagues. It's so senseless and gut wrenching. :( Please watch over us from above, and keep the men & women in blue, who will honor you with their continued service, safe.

Wife of LEO (Burbank P.D., CA)

April 18, 2005

Dear Jimmy, May you rest in peace and God watch over you and your family. You served honorably and you will be greatly missed. Your family and department have suffered a tremendous loss but you know that the department will look after your family and all that knew or loved you can take comfort in knowing what a great man you were.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Ray McGinnis
Rhode Island Sheriff's Department

April 18, 2005

Detective Allen...You are a true hero for you gave the ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this sad time. Rest in peace my brother! Your honor will be with us as we continue on...

Officer Gary Filippone
Tampa Police Department

April 18, 2005

Jimmy was always considerate and compassionate. He meant alot to RISD and he always a phone call away if we needed his assistance. He will be missed by all.

Sergeant Antone Souza
Rhode Island School of Design Department of Public Safety

April 18, 2005

Our hearats and prayers go out to Detective James Allen's wife, daughters, co-workers and friends. What a tragedy to lose another fine officer. He will always be remembered.

Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff
Morris Lyn Taylor
Roseburg, Oregon
EOW 9-14-02

April 18, 2005

We feel your pain. May god's hand hold your family and brother's tightly in this tough time. RIP

Personal friend of HVSO #918
EOW 4-9-05

April 18, 2005

You were taken much too soon. We pray that your family finds some measure of peace in the knowledge that your dedication and sacrifice saved countless others from harm's way.


Boston Housing Authority PD

April 18, 2005

From the men and women of the Larned P.D. we wish to express our sympathy to those who survive this brave man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all........

Chief of Police Charles R. Orth
Larned, Kansas Police Department

April 18, 2005

My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of Det. Allen. Rest in peace.

Andrew, Police Officer
Baltimore City Police

April 18, 2005

May god bless your family. Rest in Peace.

Officer Powrzanas
City of Birmingham

April 18, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


April 18, 2005

Detective James Allen you have served your country and your community with honor. We will carry on from here. To the family of Detective Allen you all are in our thoughts and prayers. And please remeber that you are now part of a much larger family. To the men and women of the Providence Police Department hold your heads high as you ALL carry on. Be safe and watch each others backs. Rest in Peace Detective Allen from one suit wearing cop to another.

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC/Homicide

April 18, 2005

God bless Detective James Allen, his family, and the Providence Police Department

Corporal P.R. OLIVER
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 18, 2005

On behalf of both the Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriffs office we express our sorrow for the tragedy that has taken place. All parties involved are in our thoughts and prayers

Topeka Police/Shawnee Sheriff - Kansas

April 18, 2005

Rest in peace brother....

Deputy John O'Sullivan
Eagle County Sheriff

April 18, 2005

Rest in peace Detective Allen. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Det. Allen.

P.O. Paul Tillotson
Elizabeth, NJ P.D.

April 18, 2005

Detective Allen, you are a hero. Thank you for your unselfish service to the community. May you know the peace and joy of God's kingdom. My deepest sympathy to your wife and daughters.
Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of S/A Jay Balchunas,
EOW 11/5/04

April 18, 2005

May God be with his Family. They can find peace because of who he was.

Brother-in-Law of a Peace Officer

April 18, 2005

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends. John 15:13

Rest in Peace Brother, for we'll take the watch from here.

Officer J.M. McCluskey
Wichita Police Department, Wichita Kansas

April 18, 2005

May heartfelt prayers to Detective Allen's family, co-workers, and friends. It is always a sad day when we lose one of our true heroes of our day. May the good Lord hold you all in his loving arms now and in the weeks and years to come. Jim will "Never be forgotten".

LaVerne Sanborn
Indianapolis Police Dept. (Retired)

April 18, 2005

On behalf of the San Francisco Police Department and your brothers in blue, our sincerest sympathy to your family, friends, and fellow members of the Providence Police Dept. Thank you for you service your country and community.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

April 18, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

April 18, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 18, 2005

Rest in Peace

Corrections Officer
Michigan Dept.of Corrections

April 18, 2005

Four short months ago, my department was where all of you are now. I miss my friend Peter Lavery just as much now as I did then (EOW 12/30/04). The Providence Police Department had a tremendous showing at Pete's funeral and various groups associated with the department have helped us with the resulting financial burden. I have the utmost respect for this department, not only because I am married to a patrolman, but I have seen what you all do for others. My heart goes out the family, friends, colleagues and all of the officers of PPD in this difficult time. Know that all of us who wear a badge are thinking of you. Never Forget! Sgt. J. Allin #2524

Sergeant Jeanine Allin
Newington Police Department, CT

April 18, 2005

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