Died =>22 April 1978
Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary
Cause =>Homicide - Shot
Duty Status =>Off Duty
On the pretence of seeing Constable McAllister’s racing pigeons, two men called upon him at his home in Woodland Park, Lisburn, County Antrim. After a few minutes chatting with Constable McAllister in the back of his bungalow, one of the men produced a pistol and opened fire without warning. Constable McAllister was struck several times in the head and body and despite his injuries, he managed to stagger back into his kitchen. He died a short time later. Constable McAlister joined the RUC in 1961 and was a highly popular member of the RUC. In 1971 he was appointed to the photographic branch at RUC headquarters. Constable McAllister was married and had two sons, aged 8 and 12 years, who witnessed their father’s murder.
Roll of Honour Citation
Whilst at home two men visited pretending to be there to see Constable McAllister's racing pigeons. Whilst within his home one of the men produced a pistol and fired upon Constable McAllister, causing fatal injuries.