Friday, April 27, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Retiring Maywood Community Resource Officer Pirsia Allen reads to Garfield Elementary students during Black History Month. | Courtesy District 89
Rev. Pirsia Allen, a veteran Maywood police officer of roughly two decades, will retire on May 10. Most recently, Allen was the department’s community resource officer. Although he’ll be off of the force, the 60-year-old minister said he will still be a presence in the community.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley during the April 21 church security conference in Forest Park. | Lorenzo Weber/Facebook
As minister of Hope Tabernacle Church in Forest Park, Rev. Persia Allen knows a lot about churches. And after serving roughly two decades as an officer in the Maywood Police Department, Allen also knows a lot about law enforcement.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
The Maywood Police Department is currently investigating the death of an infant who was found unresponsive on Nov. 13 in a home on the 1800 block of S. 19th Ave. in Maywood.
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