El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen dies at 71

Greg Allen was a Chief of Police in El Paso for many years. He died after nearly 15 years of service with the department.

The chief of the El Paso Police Department Greg Allen was passed away unexpectedly.

Greg Allen a longtime police chief in El Paso, passed away at the age of 71 after serving the force for over 15 years. The mayor of El Paso confirmed Allen’s passing on Tuesday in the late afternoon. There was no mention of the reason for death.

“We lost a great leader today,” “El Paso Chief of Police Greg Allen was not only an incredible Chief of Police, but he was an incredible son, husband, father, and friend.

“He earned the respect of every officer on his force, and I was proud to call him my friend. He will be greatly missed, and the City of El Paso will be forever indebted to him for his leadership. Our heart goes out to his wife Rosanne and his entire family at this difficult and painful time. He was an esteemed member of our City family and we mourn alongside them.”

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said in a statement:

 “The City of El Paso is saddened to report the death of longtime Police Chief Greg Allen. ” Chief Allen joined the City of El Paso in 1978 and was named Chief of Police in March 2008. “End of Watch January 17, 2023.”

City of El Paso tweeted Tuesday afternoon:

EI Paso Early life and Career

Greg Allen is 71 years old at the time of his passing. His household is American Citizen and he belongs to the white race.

Greg Allen got a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1975.

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Greg Allen is the first Black man to hold the position in El Paso and has been the chief of police since 2008. Since joining the department in 1978, he had advanced through the ranks. Allen was appointed chief on March 31, 2008, claims a city biography.

He has served in a variety of roles throughout his more than 40 years with the agency, including patrol officer, a training specialist at the Police Academy, sergeant, lieutenant, and deputy chief.

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The Gang Task Force, SWAT, the Tactical Section, the Auto Theft Task Force, and the commander of the Dignitary Protection Team are just a few of the high-profile units Allen has held in the department.

He worked in the Tactical Section and SWAT for several years, holding the positions of field officer and supervisor. He was the first and only full-time SWAT Unit supervisor. For around 40 years, he has been interested in the study of martial arts. He was honored by being admitted to the El Paso Boxing and Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 1995.

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