Master Police Officer Joe Allen
Prince William County (VA) Police Department
Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Master Police Officer Joe Allen of the Prince William County (VA) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for September 2019.
Even on vacation, officers are sometimes pressed into service. Master Police Officer Joe Allen and his wife Lauren were vacationing at a St. Augustine, FL beach when they heard screams. 14-year old Ethan Martin and his father Andrew were both in the water and struggling to survive against the surf. Officer Allen grabbed a nearby boogie board and went in to save them. He grabbed both the father and son. All three held on to the boogie board until local first responders arrived and pulled them all safely to shore.
The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.