Southport police send show of support in memory of fallen Charlestown officer

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SOUTHPORT, Ind. (WTHR) - We have learned of a show of support for a fallen Indiana police officer from a department that knows well the pain of losing a brother.

The Southport Police Department sent a patch to Indiana Going Blue in memory of Lt. Aaron Allan, who died in the line of duty in 2017.

Indiana Going Blue is collecting patches to make a quilt for the family of Charlestown Police Sgt. Ben Bertram.

Bertram died during a police chase last month.

It turns out Bertram and Allan were in the same law enforcement academy class years ago.

If you would like to donate a patch to the cause, visit the organization's Facebook page.