SOUTHPORT, Ind. – A street in Southport was renamed Tuesday to honor the life of Lt. Aaron Allan.
Derbyshire Road will be temporarily renamed “Aaron Allan Way” during Southport Police Department’s National Night Out event to remember fallen Lt. Allan who was fatally shot Thursday while responding to a crash in Homecroft.
National Night Out offers the community a chance to meet local officers and learn more about policing programs.
Thanks to Asher at Big Guy Signs for getting us this sign for tomorrow as we rename our road, Aaron Allan Way for the day. pic.twitter.com/7uJRLIEixq
— Southport Police (@SouthportPD) August 1, 2017
The event will include food from local restaurants, kids’ activities, a silent auction and a dunk tank.
Southport officials said the city is also planning to break ground in the coming months on a new $1.1 million municipal building. The police chief hopes Allan’s name will be part of the project in some capacity.
The 8,000 square-foot building will sit at West Street and Warman Avenue, and the old facility will house nonprofit groups, according to the police chief.
— Marion Co Sheriff IN (@MCSO_IN) July 30, 2017
Lt. Allan's suspected killer, Jason Brown, was scheduled to appear in court for the first time Tuesday afternoon, but the hearing was moved to Thursday.
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