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

We are so sorry for your loss. We feel your pain and hope that GOD will carry you and your family through all of this. I am the sister in law of Sgt. Steven Shaw, he was killed in the line of duty in 1994 in Providence on Feb 3,1994. It is difficult to move on. Time has it's way of healing our hurt, and mending our heart.
But one thing I can say for my sister, myself and our families, that faith has helped us through our tragedy.
Sincerly, Enza

sister in law of Sgt. Steven Shaw

April 25, 2005

To our fellow brother,
May you rest in peace. We will not forget your sacrifice.

Shelton Police Department
Shelton, Connecticut

April 25, 2005

Rest in peace sir.

Collins Fire Dept

April 24, 2005

Although your watch has come too an end, rest easy my brother knowing that the battle will rage on and that your sacrifice was not in vain, nor will it ever be forgotten.

God bless you and your family.

PC Christopher Ferko
Toronto Police Service, Canada

April 24, 2005

Every time I visit this site, I learn of more and more officer's deaths. God bless Sgt Allen and his family and fellow officers. This all became real on Father;s Day 6/15/03 when our good friend, Vt State police Sgt Michael Johnson was killed in the line of duty. Be stong and brave. Sgt Allen looks over all of you now.

Sandra Gilderdale

April 23, 2005

To the Allen family, may you find the inner strength to help you through this difficult period. To Detective Sergeant Allen, may you rest in peace. You will not be forgotten my brother.

Cranston Police

April 23, 2005

i was at the police station at 12 am saturday night one hour after allen was killed i ran down washington st when they said they had the suspect they should had shot caprio that no hearted person i will miss allen i knew him for 10 years.. god bless him

crime watch

April 23, 2005

The men and women of the Calgary Stampede Protection Services extend our prayers for the family and friends of Detective Sergeant James Allen

April 23, 2005

Detective Sergeant James Allen
Rest In Peace. You served this city well, for over two decades. We will take over the watch now, we will protect your family, go in peace brother and know that we will never forget. We are forever in your debt.

April 23, 2005

I was in Providence the morning it happened. I had gone there for a nice cop-related time, swaping patches and visiting with friends. The whole mood of those of us in attendence was changed drastically by the news of Sgt. Allen's murder. The show became more like a wake and we were the extended family, grieving. I never met ou Jim, but if even half of the good things I heard about you are true, you truly ARE a hero. God Bless you and your family for all eternity.

Ptl. Jim Leahy
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 23, 2005

To the family, friends and colleagues Det. Sgt. Allen left behind, please accept my heartfelt sympathies and condolances. May your hearts rest easy in the knowledge that he is now safe in arms of God, keeping watch over us all.

I pray you will find comfort in the knowledge that he gave his life to protect ours, and for that he will be remembered as a hero.

RIP Det. Sgt. Allen, your brothers and sisters will take the watch from here.

Sgt. Will Hoyt
Bellows Falls, VT Police Department

April 23, 2005

Please give your family strength during this hard time. Look after them from Heaven

April 22, 2005

To Detective Sergeant James Allen's wife, daughters and father, may God bless you all. The family of blue will never forget.

Another Warwick police officer
Warwick RI Police Department

April 22, 2005

I pray that your family and friends find strength and support in the reflections left by your extended family. We share in their sorrow. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and may you rest peacefully on your perch “High on the mountain”, you have earned that right!

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

April 22, 2005

My heart goes out to the Allen family.Keep your head up and stay strong. To Providence Police thank you from the bottom of my heart for your protection.please stay safe.

Jo-Ann G.

April 22, 2005

saddened by the loss of Det. Allen, our deapest sympothy's are with the family, freinds, and fellow officers of the Providence P.D.. Our prayers are with you, written on behalf of Constable Police Officers, Fall River Massachusetts.

Constable Police Officer
Fall River massachusetts

April 22, 2005

May god bless you, your wife, your two daughters and your fellow officers. Rest in peace my brother officer, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer, Warwick Rhode Island

April 22, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Mahomet Police Department we wish to express our deepst sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Allen. Our thoughts and prayers area with you during this time of loss.

Mahomet, IL Police department

April 22, 2005

Rhode Island has suffered a tremendous loss with the murder of Detective James Allen. To the Allen family; his wife, his two daughters, his parents and his brothers, and to the members of the Providence Police Department, may God ease your pain, and help you through this most difficult time. Detective Allen, you will not be forgotten...

a Trooper
Rhode Island State Police

April 22, 2005

For a future officer to be, seeing an Officer like Detective Sgt. James Allen sacrifice his life for the people of this great city, I have gained an even greater amount of respect for this profession then I had before. THANK YOU sir, your memory will live on! We will never forget what you have given to all of us! This city is now a greater place because you served! Rest in Peace!

To the family of Detective Allen: My father is currently a Sergeant with the Anchorage, AK Police Department. I can hardly fathom the pain you must be feeling! Rest asure that all of our prayers are with you in your time of need. You will be in my thoughts and prayers forever! Thank You and God Bless You all.

Future Officer

April 21, 2005

May you rest in Peace now and forever. you have served your community well.

Police Detective
Lawrence Police Department

April 21, 2005

ALL of our Officers, both Civilian and Military, grieve the loss of Detective Sergeant James Allen. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family, Police Family and Friends. Sergeant Allen...we know why you responded with DEDICATION.


April 21, 2005

To the family of Sergeant James Allen my prays are with you.

Somebody killed a Policeman today,
and part of America died.
A piece of the country he swore to protect
will be buried with him at his side.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights;
While a young widowed mother, must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

Yes, someone killed a Policeman today,
maybe in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort, behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks the beat, on a dark city street,
and he stands by each rookie's side.
He answered the call.....of himself he gave all,
and part of America died.

-Unknown Author

Sister of Alister C. McGregor
E/O/W 12/27/01 EPPD

April 21, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

April 21, 2005

I have watched the drama unfold on Fox News about your death. I grieve for your family, fellow officers, and friends. You are truly a hero, and thank you for your service.

You are now in the company of fellow fallen officers, in a peaceful place. When you see my boy, hug him for me, please.

May God Bless all of your brothers/sisters in blue as they risk their lives each day.

Rest in peace, Sir.

Deputy Kevin Sherwood, EOW 10/9/03

April 21, 2005

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