Aaron William Allan
Southport Police Department
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Age: 38
Served: 13 years, 6 months
Badge #:
Panel 16W, Line 31 (2018)
Panel L2, Line 15 (2017)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
02:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
6649 Madison Avenue, Homecroft
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
9 mm handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 55 years
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed after responding to a single-vehicle accident where a car traveling at a high rate of speed had rolled over into the front yard of a home on Madison Avenue just north of Maynard Drive in Homecroft.

   He was assisting the Homecroft Police Department at the scene in which two male occupants were reportedly trapped in the vehicle. After Lieutenant Allan approached to render aid, the driver who was still trapped, opened fire striking him 11 times.

   A Homecroft officer and an off-duty reserve deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department returned fire, wounding the 28-year-old driver who was taken into custody.

   Lieutenant Allan was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis where he died.

   In a death penalty case, the driver was later found guilty in a bench trial. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison and three years suspended for murder and one year for possession of marijuana. In 2023, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction.

   The 20-year-old passenger was released without charges.

   Lieutenant Allan had served with the Southport Police Department for six years. He had previously served as a jailer with the Marion County Sheriff's Department as well as a resource officer with the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Franklin Township Community Schools Police Department.

   He was survived by his wife, Stacy; 5-year-old son, Aaron Jr. and 18-year-old stepson, TJ; sister, Ryan; brother, Cory; father, James; mother, Laurie Lowery; and grandmother, Shirley Childs.

Historical Notes

• Lieutenant Allan was the second of two Indiana line of duty deaths in 2017.
• He is the first line of duty death of the Southport Police Department.
• His line of duty death is the 93rd that has originated from Marion County.

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