In Memory

Allen P Bristow - Class Of 1947

Allen P Bristow

Allen P. Bristow, 79, of Gleneden Beach, Oregon, died October 26, 2008.  He was born July 11, 1929 to George and Mary Nye Bristow in Nebraska.

His earlier career included service as a military policeman during the Korean War, service with the San Fernando Police Department and service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where he took an early retirement to become an educator.

He accepted an assistant professorship with the Department of Police Administration at Los Angeles State College.  He was later promoted to professor in the reorganized Department of Criminal Justice at California Sate University at Los Angeles.  In 1983, he retired as a Professor Emeritus.  During his tenure, he received the Outstanding Professor Award for 1967-68 and was elected to membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

He received his graduate degree in 1957 from the school of Public Administration, University of Southern California, where he earned the John M. Pfiffner Research Award.  He was the author of over a dozen textbooks, 70 journal or magazine articles, two western detective novels and the historical biography of Whispering Smith.

In a post retirement career, he served as a reserve military officer and was a training facilitator at Camp San Luis Obispo.  He was placed on the retired list in 1995 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He lived for many years in Palos Verdes Estates, California and Atascadero, CA. before moving to Oregon.  As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and competitive marksmanship.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Gleneden Beach; sons, Brad Bristow of Sacramento, CA., and Scott Bristow of Lakeside, CA.; daughter, Teresa Reagle of Roseville, CA., and five grandchildren, Nathan, Katherine, Jacueline, Patrick, and Russell.

The News Times, Newport, Oregon, November 5, 2008