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Dennis Wilbert Allen
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1952
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1977
Four Oaks
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA

Patrolman Allen was shot and killed when he stopped a suspicious vehicle on a service road approaching I-95. Unbeknownst to Patrolman Allen, the driver of the vehicle had minutes earlier murdered another man during a robbery.

As Patrolman Allen asked the driver for his identification and registration, the man produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot him in the stomach. The man then shot Patrolman Allen in the back several times as he lay on the ground.

The suspect and an occupant of the vehicle fled the scene but were later apprehended. The accomplice was sentenced to 32 years in prison. He died in prison on January 17, 1989. The suspect who shot Patrolman Allen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. The shooter served 28 and a half years of the life sentence before being paroled in October 2006.

Patrolman Allen was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a Bronze Star recipient. He had served with the Four Oaks Police Department for 4 months and was survived by his wife and child.

Family links: 
  John Daniel Allen (1905 - 1971)
  Florence Pauline Benson Allen (1910 - 1978)
  Mary Lou Allen Jones (1940 - 2016)*
  Dennis Wilbert Allen (1952 - 1977)
*Calculated relationship
Piney Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Cemetery
Four Oaks
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47309564
Dennis Wilbert Allen
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Dennis Wilbert Allen
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Thank you Officer. I can't believe the guy got parole, what an injustice.
- The Lassiters
 Added: Feb. 9, 2016
Remembering you today Patrolman Allen. Your courage and sacrifice are not forgotten. God bless all those who serve and protect.
- NC Sheriff's Deputy mom
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
Bronze Star Recipient
- Amy Caddell
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
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