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 Memorial Fund set up for Deputy Allen Bares Jr.
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Memorial Fund set up for Deputy Allen Bares Jr.

A memorial support fund has been set up for fallen FTO Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s family. According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, there has been a lot of request from the public on how to offer financial support for Bares' family. The account has been set up at Gulf Coast Bank of Abbeville for donations. Donations can be made at any Gulf Coast Bank location by making pledges to the "Allen M. Bares Memorial Fund" (account# 1058584).

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares Jr. was shot and killed last month while investigating two suspicious men while off duty.

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Additional Charges in Shooting Death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy

While continuing the investigation into the killing of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy Allen Bares Jr., detectives obtained additional arrest warrants for Baylon Taylor and Quintylan Richard, according to police.

The investigation indicates that Taylor and Richard took Deputy Bares' vehicle while armed with a handgun. Based on the information, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for both men for armed robbery. Sufficient information was also gathered leading detectives to charge Taylor and Richard with obstruction of justice. Richard, who had a prior felony conviction, was restricted from possessing a firearm, stated police.

On the morning of July 1, 2014, detectives charged Taylor with armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Later in the afternoon, Quintylan Richard was charged with armed robbery, obstruction of justice and felon in possession of a firearm.

This case remains under investigation.

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Deputy Allen Bares Jr. to be Honored with the U.S. Honor Flag

The U.S. Honor Flag will arrive at Lafayette Regional Airport tomorrow morning to honor Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was shot and killed Monday while investigating two suspicious men while off duty.

Deputy Bares was cutting grass when he observed the men crash their car into a ditch on South Hospital Drive. He called the sheriff's office to report the incident and suspicious activity, then approached them and identified himself as a sheriff's deputy. As he did, one of the men drew a weapon and fatally shot him.

Responding deputies located Deputy Bares suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Abbeville General Hosptial, where he succumbed to his wounds.

After shooting Deputy Bares, the two subjects stole his truck and fled the area. The truck was later located in Abbeville, and both subjects were arrested several hours later. They were subsequently charged with first degree murder, unauthorized use of an automobile, and for a burglary they had just committed on the same street.

Deputy Bares had served in law enforcement for 15 years. He had previously served with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The USHF first flew during the recovery efforts at ground zero in New York City. Since then, it has traveled more than 6 million miles. To over a thousand events to honor fallen firefighters, police officers and members of the United States Armed Forces. Aboard the final NASA Space Shuttle Mission, STS-135 this one flag has circled the earth 215 times.

This one flag has flown with our Nation's Military, our Nation's Capitol, over Ground Zero, State Capitols, the Pentagon, Presidential Libraries, State and National Memorials and many funerals and tributes to honor those in Public Safety and the United States Military, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our communities and country. The United States Honor Flag has become a symbol of honor, rich in history, inspiring a renewed spirit of American patriotism as it has paid tribute to those who have answered the call of duty and gone before us, forever remembered.

For more information on the United States Honor Flag, visit www.USHonorFlag.org.

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