SOUTHPORT, Ind.-- The father of Southport Police Department Lt. Aaron Allan spoke Tuesday night at a National Night Out event and thanked the community for their support, which he described as "amazing."
"The respect given to all officers by the community has been heartfelt and all of you that know my son know our loss," said Jim Allan. He said he was honored to be at the event.
IMPD also released the following statement on behalf of the officer's father.
"I would like to thank the community for their support of myself, Sharri, Aaron's family and the complete Allan family. Your support of Aaron, the Southport Police Department, and the City of Indianapolis has been amazing. The respect given to all officers by the community has been heartfelt. All that knew my son know our loss. God Bless everyone!"
"This week has been filled with so much sadness, it’s (National Night Out) a celebration of him. He wouldn’t want us to stop what we were doing," explains Ethan Roark, Southport Police officer.
Police say Lt. Aaron Allan was fatally shot by a 28-year-old man while responding to a crash in Homecroft. The suspect is facing a preliminary murder charge.
The lieutenant’s funeral will be held at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Aug. 5. Services will start at 11 a.m.
Donations for Lt. Allan's family can be made online here or mailed to:
Indianapolis Police Foundation
1525 South Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
(Reference the Lt. Aaron Allan Family Fund)
Donations may be made in person at:
Professional Police Officers Credit Union
1502 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46201