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Former El Paso County sheriff's deputy Henry Allen was a guest on the show; he is now the head of the Pike's Peak chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Allen recalled his time in law enforcement and remembered fear weighing heavily on his white colleagues. For me, the most compelling moment of the conversation was a simple statement by Allen in regards to exposure and racism:
Henry D. Allen, Jr. - Assistant Secretary - email@example.com
Director Allen was appointed to the Falcon Fire Protection District Board of Directors in November 2012. He currently serves as the Board's Assistant Secretary. He was born in Osceola, Arkansas. He graduated high school and joined the US Army. He retired from the Army after 24 years and joined the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. After 14 years of service, he retired from the Sheriff's Office in October, 2011. Since retiring from the Sheriff's Office, Director Allen was appointed as the legal redress for the state conference of the NAACP, which includes Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. He was also appointed as the legal redress for the local branch of the NAACP. Director Allen said, "My leadership skills, which have been honed during my years of military service and as a Deputy Sheriff, along with my commitment to service, uniquely qualify me to assume the position on the Falcon Fire Protection District Board."
Henry Allen Jr., president of the Colorado Springs branch of the NAACP, said Murphy's professed motive is pocked with holes and appears to be a way to decrease a possible stiffer penalty.
Even the timing of the Jan. 6 bombing seems to point to the NAACP office as being the target, Allen said. The office had taken a holiday break beginning Dec. 23. Office phone messages and a note posted on the door said it was to reopen on Jan. 6 - the day of the bombing. "It's very suspicious to me. That can't be a coincidence," Allen said. "Why did he wait until the day the office was reopened? Why didn't he bomb it over the Christmas vacation?" Advertisement Allen, who worked 14 years as an El Paso County sheriff's deputy, mostly as a patrol officer, said suspects often play down their motives for committing a crime because it affects the length of their sentence. Allen said on the day of the explosion, two NAACP volunteers and the building owner, Gene Southerland, were the only people working in the building at 603 S. El Paso St. It contains only two operating businesses, the NAACP and Southerland's hair salon, called Mr. G's Hair Design Studio. But Allen, who has been attending meetings or working in the building since 1998, said a tax business has not operated at the building for at least the past 17 years.
Henry Allen Jr. (right) plans to extend a 'hand of friendship' across the city. - Bryan Oller
Henry Allen Jr. (right) plans to extend a 'hand of friendship' across the city. Henry Allen Jr. spent his career in uniform, first in the Army where he fought in Desert Storm and reached the rank of Cavalry First Sergeant, and then in the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, where he was a patrol deputy. He certainly looks the part: powerful in voice and body, with a gaze that always meets the eye. With his working days behind him, Allen has set his sights on another kind of battle, one close to his heart. Last weekend, he was elected president of the Colorado Springs branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Allen ran unopposed for the seat she gave up. Tags: Local News, Henry Allen, Rosemary Harris Lytle, NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Steve Bach, redistricting, unemployment
Henry D. Allen Jr. was sworn in as a Falcon School District 49 school board member late Wednesday afternoon.
Board President Tammy Harold appointed Henry D. Allen Jr. to fill the vacant seat. Allen was among eight candidates interviewed for the position last month. Allen retired from the Army in 1998 and has lived in the district for 14 years. He worked for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and has been a school resource officer. "We have to learn to work together," Allen told the board during his May 31 interview.