LAPD Mourns Firefighter’s Tragic Death Chief Beck Releases Statement

February 18, 2011

Los Angeles:  Sixty-one-year-old Glenn L. Allen, the veteran Los Angeles City firefighter who was critically injured yesterday while fighting a blaze, has died after a brief but intense battle for his life at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Allen had devoted 38 years of his life to proudly serving the communities of Los Angeles and was looking forward to his retirement in about a year.

“On behalf of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks and the entire Los Angeles Fire Department,” said Chief Charlie Beck.  “The LAPD is keeping firefighter Allen’s family and colleagues in our prayers as they cope with this sad loss.  In unity with our firefighter brothers and sisters, and to honor Firefighter Allen, I have authorized the wearing of black mourning bands over our LAPD badges.  His death is a somber reminder to us all of the sacrifices public safety personnel are willing to make to protect the people of Los Angeles.”