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Lieutenant Aaron William Allan

Southport Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Reflections for Lieutenant Aaron William Allan

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

September 8, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 7, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County

August 22, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant Pilot Aaron Allan during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Lieutenant Allan.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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.”

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Aaron's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

August 18, 2017

We are so saddened by the news of Lieutenant Allan death in the line of duty, and pray for his family and friends in these days and months ahead. May the amazing grace of God strengthen and support you all.

Chaplain Jim Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Allan!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

August 11, 2017

Thank you for your service Lt. Allan. Rest in Heaven with other heroes who have gone on before. Your loved ones will be cared for and you will not be forgotten

Cathy Klein
Muncie citizen

August 10, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 10, 2017

Those who serve and protect, placing their lives in danger day by day and night by night are the noble and courageous souls who deserve our gratitude and great respect! They watch and give their lives for our sakes. God keep you at rest, you have fought a good fight and finished your course and your reward will be at the Resurrection at the last day!

Christian Robert Jordan
Father and father-in-law of Law Enforcement Officers

August 9, 2017

I am not a police officer, but I am greatly saddened by Lt. Allan's murder. I live in Tucson, Arizona and have been coming to the Indy 500 for 30 years. For the past 10-15 years, I have stayed at a hotel in Southport, which I almost consider a second home. I have come to love the community and have met quite a few people there, including police officers. My thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Allan's family and colleagues. I am so sorry.

Mark Kimble

August 9, 2017

Lt. Allan, your service will never be forgotten. We thank you for your sacrifice that you made for your country and your community. A senseless act took you away way too soon. Your family, friends, community and department will be in our thoughts and prayers.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." - John 53:13

Mrs. Brittany J. Harakas
Wife of Law Enforcement Officer
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office (SC)

August 9, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

August 9, 2017

LT. Allan, you served our nation both at home and abroad. We are indebted to your sacrifices for our nation. Rest well.

CPT. (former) Ahmed Danso-Faried
United States Army

August 8, 2017

The DeKalb Illinois Police Department sends their deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lt. Allan. We thank you for your service,

DeKalb Police Department

August 8, 2017

RIP brother Aaron.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

August 8, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Lieutenant Allan. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

August 7, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD New York

August 7, 2017

Thank you for your service to your community lieutenant. Rest In Peace now.

SergeantKnyo Geoff Odom
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

August 7, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated. We are praying for your family, loved ones and the department.

Chaplain Steve Freeman
West Des Moines, IA

August 7, 2017

you died A hero..may GOD bless your family and friends. we have it from here..R.I.P.

Chief Marc Riley
Aragon Police Dept.

August 6, 2017

We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Lt. Allan. We care and love you deeply.

Michael Letts Jennifer Edwards
InVest USA

August 6, 2017

thank you for caring and loving the people you served. Rest in peace knowing your life is an ongoing inspiration to others. God Bless you evermore. Amen Amen Amen

private citizen tereasa marie

August 6, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Sergeant Ryan Edwards
Purdue University Police Department

August 6, 2017

Aaron, as a friend who has worked with you when I covered or referee games there at Southport HS I'm going to miss you! To Stacey and the boys my deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of Aaron. He will be missed. I will miss you, my friend. RIP

Michael Hogg

August 5, 2017

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