Tribute To Victims

At the core of every violent crime is a victim. A victim, whose life was taken not by the passage of time, but by the violent acts of another. Time passes. The headlines disappear. It is important that these victims not be forgotten in the community in which they live. They are at the heart of what we fight for. Their stories are told here, through the people that knew them best, so that we all may know the effect of their loss. These stories are here, so we will never forget.

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Allen Lee Counts (1992-2016)

Allen Lee Counts was born December 29, 1992 and taken from us all too soon December 21, 2016. He loved the outdoors and anything to do with it. He loved all seasons and was an avid fisher and hunter. He never met a stranger. Camping, Thanksgiving, and Christmas was his favorite time. He enjoyed teaching the younger kids how to catch, clean and cook fish, if they were interested he would teach them how to prepare other wild food. He enjoyed teasing his sisters whenever the chance came around and hanging out with his friends. Allen always kept the freezer full of meat, and the woodpile full, he wasn’t afraid of hard work, and always dropped everything to help someone in need, and didn’t ask for anything in return. Allen had a dog named Baby girl that he took hunting with him all the time. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of him, all we have to do is look outside and see him. We love you and miss you Allen.