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Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Rogers Chief of Police, James Allen


January 22, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement today after learning that Chief James Allen of the Rogers Police Department passed away:

“I am saddened by the loss of Chief James Allen. Chief Allen was a long-time officer in northwest Arkansas and never wavered, despite a yearlong battle with cancer, from his oath to keep the citizens of Rogers safe from harm. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire law enforcement communities of Bentonville, Rogers and the greater northwest Arkansas region, as well as Chief Allen’s family and friends.”

Chief Allen led the Rogers Police Department from April of 2011 until his passing. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Police of the Bentonville Police Department for 22 years.

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