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

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

April 17, 2005

Rest in peace Det. Allen


April 17, 2005

May God bless Detective Allen's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian K. Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

April 17, 2005

My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the family, friends, department, and community of Detective Allen. I am so sorry for your loss. My brother lost his life in the line-of-duty when he entered the jail of his own department to interview a prisoner who smuggled a gun. I know there is nothing that I can say to take away the shock and pain that you're feeling. Just please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Once again, I am so sorry.

Carole Garner
Sister of D/Sgt Christopher Wouters
Warren, MI PD, EOW 10-11-00

April 17, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE *** Sent to you by the father of Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

April 17, 2005

Det Allen, you have fought the ultimate battle and will never be forgotten. To the men and women of the Providence Police Department along with the family of James Allen, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Take care our friend and God bless.

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

April 17, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God". Matthew 5:9. Thank you Detective Allen for your service and dedication. Rest easy brother, your work in this life is done. May God bless you and your family.

Officer Steven Gau
Miamisburg, OH. Police dept.

April 17, 2005

Detective Allen....may your friends and family come to find peace and understanding in the weeks and months to come....Godspeed, Sir.....

Wife of a Sgt
Macomb County Sheriff Dept, MI

April 17, 2005

My sincere condolences to the Family and friends of Detective James Allen and to the Providence Police Department. The city of Providence, and Law Enforcement in General has lost a good man who died serving his community, and country. We will never forget those who give the ultimate sacrifice so that other's may live. It is these unique people that we consider heroes.

Detective Dorian Rave
Central Falls Police

April 17, 2005

May you rest in peace Det. Allen. Your family and co-workers will be in my prayers.


April 17, 2005

My heartfelt condolences got out to Jimmys family. We lost a good Cop today and though I didn't know you that well Jimmy, I will remember the conversations we had and how you gave me your time and helped me with my reports.

Rest in peace my Brother and watch over the rest of our Brother and Sister Officers.

PTLM. Mike Walker
Providence Police Department

April 17, 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"

Ofc Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police Dept

Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police Pa

April 17, 2005

Detective James Allen,
May you rest in peace and may your family, friends and co-workers be blessed with the strength they will need to deal with this tragic incident. Our department tragically lost a 27 year veteran last week, and I can honestly tell you that the incredible reflections (on this ODMP website) that have been left by many officers from all over this great country, have helped me to deal with the sudden loss of our officer. I hope that you too will find some comfort in what others will write here.

Detective James Burden
St. Charles, Illinois Police Dept.

April 17, 2005

May God have mercy on your soul.Thank you for your service you were taken too soon away from your department and loved ones. You will be greatly missed.


April 17, 2005

This man died doing his job and should be remembered a hero. This man's life should be celebrated not mourned. although it is a trgedy he lived a great life. Det. Allen Rest in Peace.

April 17, 2005

My prayers to the family of Detective Allen. To Detective Allen rest in peace brother... Your watch is over.

Officer Nicholas D Sherwood
Hartford Police Dept (CT)

April 17, 2005

To the wife and daughters of Detective Allen;
I am truly sorry for your loss. I know the hurt and shock your family is going through right now. My dad was killed in the line of duty while assisting a disabled motorist almost 2 1/2 years ago; He left behind 2 daughters as well. I know that sometimes it doesn't seem like you can breathe through the pain or like you just can't wake from this horrible nightmare, but time does slowly begin to heal the hurt. The memories that me, my sister and my mom shared with him keep me going, and I hope that your memories of your dad keep you going and smiling as well. It helps to keep his love close.

If you ever feel like talking, please email me. I don't know you, but I DO know what it's like to loose a dad. Again, I'm really sorry for your loss. I hope that God gives you strength and comforts you with His love in this difficult time ahead.

Valarie Bell Wright

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell, EOW 11-19-02

April 17, 2005

Another warrior brought home on his shield from battle. Det. Allen, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten. My deepenst sympathy to the Allen family and his co workers. Everyone needs to be close, family and friends, during this very trying time.

Robert Gordon, father of Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief (Retired)
Riverside PD, Illinois

April 17, 2005

Detective Allen,

Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace

Officer M.fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

April 17, 2005

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