Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Allen Morris Bares, Jr.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, June 23, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Morris Bares, Jr.

I am so sad to learn of the loss of a true hero in Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares Jr. I pray the Lord bless and comfort his family, friends and peers.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

June 24, 2014

There is no greater sacrifice. Thank you for your service Deputy Bares.

The real irony now is that these two 'gentlemen' will be housed, fed, given health, dental, and mental care for three or more years awaiting trial all at the expense of the taxpayers. They'll be given 2 defense attorneys during all that time at the expense of the taxpayers. There will be many motions, hearings, rules, re-hearings, and special mental evaluations all at the expense of the taxpayers. Heaven forbid their rights be overlooked, set aside, or violated regardless of the inhumanities and crimes that were committed. And through the process of 'justice', if they be found guilty and the final judgment be death, they will again be given 2 'right to life' attorneys to argue for their lives for ten or more years. And who will pay for those attorneys? Right again, the taxpayers. And what's left to the real victims; the wife, the children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and all the other officers? Sorry, I didn't intend to preach. I just needed to say some things.

Chief Deputy NC
Stanly CoSo

June 24, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. as well as to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Bares, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 24, 2014

May God watch over and comfort your family and friends. We ask for His blessing upon each of you.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

June 24, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 24, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr.:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some four hundred and forty-one law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Louisiana. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr., of the Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office; who was shot and killed after investigating two suspicious men, while off duty, who, unbeknownst to him, had just committed a burglary along the same road on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their parish. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their parish.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.


Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

June 24, 2014

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, friends, Sheriff Mike Couvillon and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15: 13

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, Goldsboro, NC

June 24, 2014

May you rest in peace my brother! God be with your children and wife as they experience unimaginable grief & loss.

Tpr Todd Bergman
Florida Highway Patrol

June 24, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 24, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Allen Bares, Jr. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Deputy Bares, know that their Dad, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Deputy Bares. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

June 24, 2014

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

June 24, 2014

RIP thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the VPSO during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

June 24, 2014

May God bless the family of the fallen hero! He died doing what he loved ...helping people! May the two that took his life find Jesus while they spend the rest of their lives in Angola State Penitentiary!!

Ptn. Donald Lirette
Jennings Police Dept.

June 24, 2014

A sad, but sincere thank you, Deputy Bares, for your many years of dedicated law enforcement service. May God bless and be with you, your loving family and those who were touched by your life, and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. May you rest in heavenly peace, Sir!

Special Agent Charles McNichols, [Ret]
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command [CID]

June 24, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges 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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

June 24, 2014

I did not know this officer, but I know that he worked daily to protect the lives of the citizens within his jurisdiction. I pray that God will be with his family and give them peace with all the memories that they have made through the years. May God bless them during this most difficult time.

Rita Kincheloe Wiggins
US citizen from Georgia

June 24, 2014

A real tragedy! He was a dedicated officer. God bless his family !

Gary Orback, Retired Lieutenant
San Luis Obispo Police Department

June 24, 2014

My prayers and condolences go to the family of this honorable Officer. May God's presence be made known in this hour of grief. 'til we meet again with those gone on before us. Prayers for all at this time and may God send the Comforter to heal broken hearts and broken lives. amen

Margaret Hood (ret'd)
Citizens Watch

June 24, 2014

Rest in peace Sheriff Bares!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 24, 2014

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

June 24, 2014

Crimes like this is why we have capital punishment!!!

Police Officer, D. Chandler
Durham Tech Community College

June 24, 2014

Our prayers to his family at his loss and May GOD bless him for his service to his community. We know he will be remembered always for his service.

GOD be with you.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton AR. Police Dept.

June 24, 2014

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 24, 2014

RIP Deputy Bares

Lieutenant (Retired)
Winter Garden Police Departmenet

June 24, 2014

Dep Bares, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace our brother.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

June 24, 2014

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