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John F Allen
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1871
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1925
Dawson Springs
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA

Patrolman John Allen was shot and killed from ambush while arresting three men for being drunk in public.

He had been called to a dance at approximately 10:30 pm and encountered three men in an automobile. After arresting two of the men he returned to the automobile and was attempting to wake up a man who was believed to be sleeping. As he did so, a man hiding behind a tree 15 feet away shot him in the head with a shotgun, killing him instantly.

A watchman from the United States Veteran's Hospital who had accompanied him on the call went into the dance hall to call for backup. When he returned the two prisoners and third man had all fled.

Patrolman Allen had previously served as chief of police for the Dawson Springs Police Department and as a watchman with the United States Veteran's Hospital. He was survived by his wife, three children. two brothers, and two sisters.

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  Frances Tennie Beshear Allen (1881 - 1961)
Rosedale Cemetery
Dawson Springs
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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