Bingham County sheriff's deputy dies

Chelsee Allen
By: 
Catie Clark
Reporter

Bingham County sheriff's deputy Chelsee Allen, age 25, has died. According to Sheriff Craig Rowland, the cause of death was suicide.
Allen was involved in an alleged DUI incident on June 17.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. when the truck Allen was driving left the road and allegedly struck two vehicles parked at a Blackfoot residence. One of the vehicles was pushed through a wall and bedroom window of the home. Allen was cited for excessive DUI at the scene.
Allen was a Blackfoot native and graduated Snake River High School, where she played third base on the softball team. According to her friends, she recently established herself as a competitive body builder, winning a major championship in the state of Idaho.
Within the last year, she passed post and had secured a position as a officer in the Bingham County Jail.
From the joint press release issued by the sheriff's department and the Blackfoot police department:
"It is with great sadness that we inform the public that on Monday morning June 25, 2018, Bingham County Sheriff's Deputy Chelsee Allen age 25 was found deceased from an apparent suicide. The Bingham County Sheriff's Office along with the Blackfoot Police Department offer their sincere condolences to Deputy Allen's parents and siblings, and request that the public, social media and media respect the family's need for privacy during this very difficult time."

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