Chief Thomas Vaughn, of the Southport Police Department in Indiana sadly reports the death of Lt. Aaron Allan.
Murdered Handling a Traffic Collision
Lt. Allan, 38, responded to a roll over traffic crash. While he was checking on the trapped occupants of the overturned vehicle, one of the subjects unexpectedly opened fire. As a result, Allan was hit multiple times.
An officer from Homecroft Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department who also responded, returned fire striking one of the occupants in the overturned vehicle. Consequently, both individuals were taken into custody.
Allan was transported to Eskenazi Hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wounds a short time later.
“Lieutenant Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different,” said Chief Vaughn. “He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life. Tragically, his was lost.”
Aaron Allan Known as ‘Teddy Bear’
He was the department’s officer of the year in 2015 and was known by his nickname, “Teddy Bear,” The Washington Post reported.
Suspect Facing Murder Charge
Jason Brown, 28, was one of two suspects taken into custody in the shooting, reported Fox News. He is facing a preliminary murder charge, according to a police report obtained by FOX59. Though a motive was not immediately disclosed, Hendricks County court records reviewed by The Indianapolis Star showed Brown had been convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2014 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The Indianapolis native, who remained hospitalized Friday in good condition, also had been issued three traffic tickets in Marion County and another in Greene County since 2009.
True Public Servant
Allan was a member of the department’s robust volunteer service, who work “with full police powers but without pay,” according to the Indy Star.
Aaron Allan served the Southport Police Department for six years and had over twenty years of law enforcement experience. He is survived by his wife and children.
Lt. Aaron Allan is gone, but will never be forgotten. EOW: Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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