Deputy Sheriff Allen M. Bares Jr.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
- Age: 51
- Tour: 15 years
- End of Watch: June 23, 2014
- Chair Delivery: May 6, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was shot and killed while investigating two suspicious men while off duty.
Deputy Bares was outside cutting grass when he observed a crash. He called the sheriff’s office to report the incident and suspicious activity, then approached the occupants and identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy. As he did so one of the men drew a weapon and fatally shot him.
Responding deputies located Deputy Bares suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Abbeville General Hosptial, where he succumbed to his wounds.