Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bernard Lennon

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 11, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Allen Bernard Lennon

Deputy Sheriff Bernard,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 11, 2022

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

RIP, and Thank You Deputy Sheriff Allen Bernard Lennon for your service to our Great Nation, USA.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

October 17, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

August 12, 2017

Deputy Lennon I have never forgotten your dedication to duty and your sacrifice. While serving as Patrol Division Commander during your tenure with C.C.S.O. I always looked forward to my interactions with you and your cheerful demeanor. I sincerely believed that you had a great future with the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office and Law Enforcement in general.
The day of your death has stayed has stayed with me to this day.
I honor your service, dedication, and sacrifice.

Captain Don Latham (retired )
Cumberland County Sheriffs Office

May 27, 2015

Rest in Peace brother!

Deputy Sheriff T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

May 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 11, 2010

God Bless you Deputy Lennon. You have not been forgotten.

NC State Highway Patrol

May 8, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 26, 2007



August 11, 2007

To the family and friends of Deputy Allen Bernard Lennon:

On this the fourteenth anniversary of your tragic death, know that you are remembered today and your sacrifice is not forgotten. May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Lennon gave his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 11, 1992

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05 (Larry was born in Durham, NC)

August 11, 2006

It has almost been 14 years since you left this earth, and know that we are thinking of you at this time. My step-daughter was born the day you died, the full circle of life. God bless you, Sir
Lori and son, Josh

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Fallen Hero, Sgt James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04

August 5, 2006

Your unselfish act cost you the supreme sacrifice. Your actions marked the true essense of the definition of hero.

Investigator Joe Willis
Anderson co. (TX) Dist. Att. Office

March 31, 2006

Deputy Lennon, you are remembered to this day. Rest in peace Brother.

Det. H. Pelay, MCIU

November 2, 2005

You are a hero. Thank you for your brave sacrifice.


January 24, 2004

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