Fallen officer remembered for going above and beyond to save Texas girl’s life

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ABILENE, Texas – Two people have been charged with murdering an off-duty Abilene police officer inside his home.

Violet Walter and Philip Walter were charged with first-degree murder on Thursday evening.

On Monday night, the body of Officer Don Allen was found inside his home.

Many people are honoring Allen’s life, including one girl in Texas who says she is alive because of his work.

“I was dead on scene but I think I would be dead for good if it wasn’t for him,” said Marley Mercer.

In May, Mercer was hit by a vehicle and was pronounced dead.

However, Allen refused to give up on her and was able to revive her.

“She might not be here right now, so you know, I’ve got internal gratitude for what he did and that he just kept on, and kept on giving,”  Emily Narayan, Marley’s mother, told KRBC.

Narayan says Allen even stayed at the hospital to provide comfort following the accident.

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