You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr., 51
Vermilion Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s Office
June 23, 2014 – Deputy Allen Bares, Jr. was shot and killed while checking two suspicious men. Deputy Bares was off duty and at home mowing his grass when he witnessed a car crash. He called the sheriff’s office to report the crash and that the driver and passenger were acting in a suspicious manner. After making the call, he approached the two men and identified himself as a deputy sheriff. One of the suspects then drew a weapon and fatally shot him.
Deputies later learned that the two men had committed a burglary moments before they crashed their car. They were apprehended a short time after shooting Deputy Bares.
Deputy Bares is survived by his wife and two children.