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Game Warden Allen Cooke Flippo

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1972

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Reflections for Game Warden Allen Cooke Flippo

Warden Flippo,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 19, 2022

Game Warden Flippo, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

We met when we were kids. Allen was a lifeguard at our pool, and I was dating his first cousin. Years later, we went to Ft. Belvoir to get his pay, and double dated until he deployed. We stayed in touch during his tour, and got together when he got back until I left. I never had the pleasure of meeting his wife. He was a good man and a friend. I think about him from time to time. After all he went thru as a chopper pilot, he flew slicks, to die at home like he and the other fellow did, is tragic. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Carey C. Leitch

July 24, 2018

I went through the Game Warden Academy with Allen Flippo and we both started our careers as Game Wardens on February 14, 1972. I had the pleasure of flying with him several times as an observer. He impressed me as being very careful and meticulous about safety with the aircraft. I was working with Allen and Donald Gentry the night their plane went down in Southampton County, Virginia. I will never forget Allen and Donald or the event that took their lives. They were both dedicated officers who were doing what they loved. I thank them for their service and may they both rest in peace.

CPO Kenneth D. Skinner
VA Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

November 7, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to your country as a Vietnam veteran and to your community as a police officer. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

I first met Allen at a music summer camp in Chapel Hill, NC.
We continued to correspond during his tour in Vietnam and he had planned to come to my wedding. May he rest in peace. He was a dedicated soldier and a talented pianist.

Susan Brown Plyler

October 15, 2009

Rest in Peace! Thank you for all you and my father done.

Donna Gentry

Donna Gentry

August 15, 2009

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 8, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 10, 2007

Rest in peace, sir! You are not forgotten..........

December 22, 2005



February 4, 2004

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