October 31, 2016

Allen Brandt - Police Officer Fatality - Fairbanks, Alaska

Allen Brandt
Sergeant Allen Brandt, died in the line of duty, on October 28, 2016, at a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sergeant Brandt was a member of the Fairbanks Police Department. He had 11 years of service.

After midnight on October 16, 2016, Allen had responded to reports of shots fired at a residential location in Fairbanks. As he approached the scene and attempted to stop an approaching male, the suspect opened fire. Allen was struck numerous times in the legs and once in the chest which was deflected by his protective vest. The suspect then kicked Allen in the head and stole his patrol car and service revolver.

The suspect, Anthony Jenkins-Alexie, aged 29, fled the scene but was arrested two days later. He has a lengthy criminal record.

Allen was recovering. However, a piece of shrapnel from the shot that struck Allen in
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Allen and for
those who have lost him.
the chest veered into his eye. On October 27, 2016, Allen underwent surgery to save his eye. Severe complications arose from that surgery and tragically Allen passed away the next day.

Allen had graduated from high school in Sturgis, Michigan. He joined the Fairbanks Police Department in 2005.

The Fairbanks Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a well-liked and well-respected officer. He will be forever remembered.

Allen's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Allen is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife and four children.

Pray for justice for Allen.

Thank you for your service to the community, Allen.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Allen is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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