Hundreds gather honoring officer slain in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered at a ceremony beginning two days of memorial services for a police officer who was fatally shot while trying to help a man trapped inside an overturned car in Indianapolis.

Southport Police Department Lt. Aaron Allan. (From 2015 post on Southport Police Department Facebook page)

Two honor guard officers stood at attention next to the flag-draped casket of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan as a condolence letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was read at Friday’s start of visitation hours. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett then led a line of law-enforcement officials past the casket to speak with Allan’s wife and two sons.

Allan’s funeral will be Saturday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.

Authorities say Allan was trying to assist 28-year-old Jason Brown after a July 27 car crash when Brown suddenly became agitated and opened fire. Brown faces murder charges.

 

 

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