SOUTHPORT, Ind. — Southport is remembering the sacrifice of Lt. Aaron Allan, who died in the line of duty five years ago.
The city posted that it will never forget its fallen brother.
Allan was killed July 27, 2017, while he and an officer with the Homecroft Police Department were responding to a crashed car near Madison Avenue and Maynard Drive.
Allan, 38, reached into the car to help the driver, when the driver shot him multiple times.
Allan, a six-year veteran of Southport Police, with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, had earlier walked his son to the bus stop for the first day of kindergarten.
On Aug. 2, Southport will hold a ceremony for Allan during their National Night Out activities. Officers will play the bagpipes and "Taps." Allan's family is expected to attend.
In May 2022, the man accused of shooting and killing Allan was sentenced to 58 years in prison. He had earlier waived a jury trial and was found guilty of murder by a judge. That man is now appealing.