Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David E. Allford

Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David E. Allford

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

It is with honor that I will be riding 250 miles in Law Enforcement United's "Road to Hope" in memory of Deputy Sheriff David Allford. I am the same age as Deputy Allford and I am also married and have two children. Each day we go to work as law enforcement officers and we do not know what the day will bring. The only hope we have is that we have brothers and sisters in law enforcement that will step up to make sure that the fallen and their families are not forgotten. With each mile I ride, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Rest in peace brother.

PFC Deputy Daryl A. Shifflett
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office

April 7, 2014

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

October 27, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 24, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David died.

To David's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Allford gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013

My condolences to the immediate family of Deputy David E. Allford as well as to his brothers and sisters of the Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office. May his soul rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police ( Troop "D")

October 1, 2013

Deputy Allford,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 26, 2013

From John Huling’s native American Indian CD “Return to the Spiritlands”
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ...I did not die.

Lt. Stanley Hascher (Ret.)
Manatee Co. Fl. Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff David Allford and the Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Allford, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 22, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland

September 20, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the dear family Deputy Allford. God Bless you sir for your service and sacrifice you made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

September 18, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff David Allford and the extended law enforcement family of the Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joseph Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 18, 2013



September 18, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Allford's family and friends during this terrible time.

Deputy Allford, thank you for your service to our Country and your town. Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

September 18, 2013

Rest in Peace. Your loss shall forever be felt throughout the Thin Blue Line. My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Allford.

James Bourque, Correctional Counselor
USDOJ/Fed. Bureau of Prisons (Ret.)

September 18, 2013

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. (Joseph Campbell)

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Pamela J Lowe, Communicatios Supervisor
Houston County Sheriff's Office, Dothan AL

September 18, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

September 18, 2013

Rest in Peace, Hero. May God comfort your family, friends, and co-workers at this difficult time. You may now rest and know that you made a huge difference. God Bless You.

Noranne Stubbs Lenox
Office Coordinator - CVE - Arizona Department of Public Safety

September 17, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

September 17, 2013

Please accept the sincerest sympathies and condolences for your loss from Session 55 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York. We understand you must be proud of Deputy Sheriff David E. Allford's service, as he was likely proud to serve. We only hope these words may offer you some degree comfort knowing his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Session 55
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 17, 2013

I had the honor of meeting Deputy Allford about two weeks ago when I taught an ALERRT Active Shooter class in Hughes County that David attended. What an amazing service and tribute to a great guy.
David, Listening to your life story and the words said about you was a fitting tribute to a life well lived. Your children are beautiful and awesome and you have left them a wonderful legacy.
The fact that on the day you died, we reflected on the evils of 9-11, and on the day we attended your funeral, an active shooting event took place in DC leaving 12 dead proves that our chosen profession is not easy. I'm sorry for your family, David. You will be missed my brother. Thanks for everything you did, Military and Law Enforcement. You were the protector.

Lieutenant Ben Crockett
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

September 16, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 16, 2013

Although we never met your bravery is one that inspires us in our criminal justice paths. It is a selfless act to decide to wear the badge with honor as you did. You may no longer be among one of our living heroes, but you will forever be in our thoughts. You courageously did what few can do. We think of you with respect and know it takes a strong person to be in the criminal justice field. You will live in those who knew your story and find inspiration in all you did. May you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Capstone Class; A.R./B.C./A.Z/S.M.
Heald College Modesto Campus

September 16, 2013

God's peace and speed Deputy Allford. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

September 16, 2013

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