Indiana Cop Killed While Trying To Rescue Suspect
This story is pretty crazy, so we are surprised there hasn’t been more national news coverage. An Indiana cop was gunned down Thursday while trying to rescue two victims of an overturned car.
According to Fox News reports:
The officer was identified as Lt. Aaron Allan, 38, a six-year veteran of the Southport Police Department who had 20 years of law enforcement experience. Allan was the department’s officer of the year in 2015 and was known by his nickname, “Teddy Bear,” The Washington Post reported.
“It is with a heavy heart that I say this afternoon we lost a brother, Lt. Aaron Allan,” SPD Chief Thomas Vaughn said. “Lieutenant Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different. He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life. Tragically, his was lost.”
Jason Brown, 28, was one of two suspects taken into custody in the shooting and 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.
Just senseless. Lt. Allan was named Officer of the year in 2015. From most of the accounts we read, Allan and another officer from the Homecroft Police Department responded to a call about an overturned car around 3pm. When Allan approached the car to try and help the victims, one of the two people inside began shooting at him multiple times, killing him. The Homecroft officer and a nearby off duty Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy who was also near the scene, returned fire, hitting the shooter. A witness told RTV6 there were at least 20 shots fired.
We won’t even bother to tell you all the nice things friends of Brown have been telling the media about him… cuz you know if he was black they would be calling him all types of thug right now.
Our prayers go out to the family of Lt. Allan. R.I.P
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