Obituary Record

Kenneth Allen
Died on 7/7/1939

None

Allen, Kenneth 7/7/1939

Printed in the Thursday, July 13, 1939 Pilot-Tribune

(photo with caption Harvey VizinaÖhis shot stopped a man and $10,000)

FORMER BLAIRITE KILLS BANK BANDIT

HARVEY VIZINA SHOOTS ROBBER: $10,000 FOUND IN MANíS CLOTHING

Harvey Vizina, 39, Sidney garage officer and former Blairite, fired the bullet which killed Kenneth Allen, 22, one of two youths who had just staged a $10,000 bank robbery at Fort Morgan, Colorado, Saturday.

Vizina, a former policeman who was deputized when word was received that the bandit pair was speeding toward Sidney, chased Allen into an alley near the Sidney business section after a gun battle broke out, and dropped Allen with a single shot as he attempted to enter a car for a getaway.

On Allenís body was found more than $10,000.

Meanwhile the other bandit, Myron Earl Howen, 20, fled to Garden City, Kansas, where an officer shot and killed him.

Vizina, who won much praise for his work in bringing down, is a native of Blair. He left here about 1917 or 1918 for Sidney, but returned about five years ago to farm a couple of years near Herman. He is a brother of Stormy A. Vizina, Blair farmer.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 7/13/1939


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