Patrolman Allen Ludden

Patrolman Allen Ludden died on March 15, 1938, at the age of 37. He died from injuries sustained after he lost control of his motorcycle south of the Seattle city limits at a weigh station on the Seattle-Tacoma Highway. At the time of his death, Patrolman Ludden served 18 months with the Washington State Patrol.

Patrolman Ludden was married to Frances (Buelah) and they had two sons, Allen and Richard. Richard passed away in 1977, from a motorcycle collision at the age of 40. The Memorial Foundation has been in contact with Patrolman Ludden’s granddaughter Christina, (Richard’s only child). Christina lives in the Seattle area and works for the Seattle School District. Her husband, Mike, is a Boeing employee and works in Everett. They have two children, ages 25 and 22.

Allen Ludden Jr. passed away in 2016, and we have not been able to make contact with his four children. If you have any information on members of Patrolman Ludden’s family, please contact Megan King at (360) 597-4411.

Please take a moment to remember Patrolman Allen Ludden and his family.

Washington State Highway Patrol

Patrolman Allen Ludden
End of Watch – March 15, 1938
Gone But Never Forgotten

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