Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Darrell Lamond Allen

Marlin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Chief of Police Darrell Lamond Allen

Brother it’s been three years. It feels like it was yesterday. I miss your laugh, I miss your smile. Not only were you a hell of an officer and Chief, but a hell of a good friend. We love and miss you brother. I am looking forward to seeing you again one day.
Till we see each other again, Love you “Black Talon”
Paul “Dog Catcher”

Paul Varesic Master Peace Officer
West Columbia Police Department

November 10, 2018

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 4, 2018

Rest easy Chief. You are an inspiration.

Kris Nelsen, Investigator (retired)
Bishop Police Department, Bishop, Ca.

July 8, 2018

RIP Chief, thank you for your service

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 13, 2018

On November 10th, 2015, Police Chief Darrell Allen of the Marlin, Texas Police Department, passed away as the result of a gunshot wound sustained 10 days earlier while struggling with a subject he was attempting to arrest.
The murderer was arrested and on August 24th, 2017, he was sentenced to 95 years in prison for Chief Allen's murder. Chief Allen had served in law enforcement for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

November 10, 2017

It’s been almost two years my friend. I miss the times we patrolled the near north side hood together. All the laughter we shared and the tears we cried. Now I cry them for you. I still pray for you and your family. You are still very much loved and missed my brother. We are still holding down the fort and fighting the fight my brother. God Bless!!!

Officer Paul Varesic
West Columbia Police Department, Texas

October 12, 2017

"finally be strong in the Lord and his mighty power, Put on the full armor of God so you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." (Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV). "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life"(John 3:16 NIV). Chief Allen rest in peace, your watch has ended your community is safe and better for your presence. Former Marlin Officer 1973, Frank Ayers, retired Lt. Suffolk Co. Sheriff's Dept. Boston Mass.

Lieutenant (Ret.) Frank Ayers
Suffolk Co. Sheriff's Dept. Boston,Ma.

July 17, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Darrell was killed.

To the Allen family, fellow officers, and all who call Darrell beloved, 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 Chief Allen gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 10, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of Pittsburg fallen officer Larry Laster, how 4/24/05

June 22, 2016

The Wall They walk the wall at night Not conscious to their plight Fending off the demons of darkness At great personal sacrifice They walk the wall at night Securing what is right Giving all they have Honoring their fallen comrades They walk the wall at night So we may slumber in peace Thoughtless to their sacrifice Thoughtless in the night They walk the wall at night We pass them by…. Our lips quiver to say “thank you” But our voice falls silent…… This was written to honor all the soldiers of the military and civilian law enforcement as well, that we take for granted every day. You might say...”Well it is their choice, they are compensated”… yes it is their choice…thank God someone is willing to make that choice… Ask yourself, would you? Would you make that sacrifice? Say “Thank You!” when you encounter one of these brave men and women……they will appreciate the recognition, although they do not seek it….

Roger Adams

June 18, 2016

Rest in peace Chief, we got this...Thanks for everything you taught me

Sgt. Hector Gonzalez
Marlin Police Dept TX

April 28, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD, NY

December 27, 2015

God's peace and speed Chief Allen. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

November 30, 2015

Godspeed Chief; Godspeed.
Thanks for protecting what is still good down here.
Rest in Heaven until all good people meet there again.
Dear Almighty God; Sweet Jesus, please bring us Strength until that day.
With all respect.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

November 29, 2015

Thank you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died" Team CSPD
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

November 28, 2015

I saw your son on ESPN talking about your death and the game he played to honor you. You can hopefully RIP, you raised a great son. He will honor you the rest of his life.

Stanley Jerlecki
Survivor of Stanley J. Jerlecki EOW 12/14/51

November 27, 2015

Rest in Peace Chief of Police Darrell Allen. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

November 25, 2015

God be with you and comfort your family.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

November 25, 2015

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

November 24, 2015

The 37th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Our Fellow Officers.
During this time we hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Being ever mindful of the pride they embraced when wearing their uniform.

Respectfully Submitted, Lt Eric Carpenter & the Cadets of Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy 37 Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Lt Eric Carpenter & the Cadets of BLET37
Durham County Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2015

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Chief Allen and to the entire Marlin Police Dept. God Bless.

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

November 23, 2015

Rest easy brother

Military Police Officer Seth Lund
Army National Guard

November 22, 2015

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Chief Allen. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your lost. I pray you can find some comfort in the loving words of our heavenly Father found at John 5:28,29 "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". RIP Chief.

L. Toatley
Orlando Police Dispatcher

November 21, 2015

Thank you for your service to your community and citizens of Texas. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Marlin Police Department. Rest in Peace Sir.

Special Agent-CID
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General

November 20, 2015

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

November 20, 2015


SSG, USA S Bundy
U.S. Army

November 19, 2015

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.