Anniversary tribute scheduled to honor fallen Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy
April 14, 2018
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(EAST BREMERTON, WA.) – Forty years ago next week the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the greater community sustained a significant blow with the loss of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Allred, badge #35 at the age of thirty.
Deputy Allred was shot and killed late Wednesday evening, April 19, 1978, during the conduct of a traffic stop on Illahee Road, in the East Bremerton area of Central Kitsap.
Dennis was murdered while investigating an incident involving three men as they were trying to move a disabled stolen vehicle. After an exhaustive manhunt the three men were apprehended, tried and imprisoned. Two have since been released and one remains behind bars.
Forty years later members of the Retired Deputy Sheriff’s Association and active duty personnel with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office continue to remember this tragic event.
The association, in conjunction with the sheriff’s office, proposed that Kitsap County honor the memory of Deputy Allred with a portion of Illahee Road NE re-dedicated as the Deputy Dennis Allred Memorial Highway.
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution April 9th, creating a memorial proclamation and directed memorial street sign placement along Illahee Road NE that honors the life and sacrifice of Dennis Allred and ensures that his memory is not forgotten.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office released a statement saying a public ceremony to fulfill the signed resolution and the direction of the board of county commissioners, with a highway dedication and sign unveiling, is scheduled for 10 am Thursday, April 19th at the North Perry Community Fire Station (CKFR Station 45) located at 3725 Trenton Avenue NE in East Bremerton.
All are invited to attend.