December 22nd, 2021 – Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined the family of Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sergeant Keith Allison at a street renaming ceremony in honor of the late Sergeant. Inv. Sgt. Allison died December 17th, 2020 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 52.
Outside of his career, Inv. Sgt. Keith Allison dedicated his free time to volunteer work, serving as a Trustee and Frist Vice President of the Brentwood School Board. He was a longtime member of the Islip Town branch of the NAACP and Deacon at Faith Alive Ministries. Above all, he took pride in the Brentwood Youth Activities organization, where he ran the basketball program and served as its President.
“Investigator Sergeant Keith Allison succumbed to Covid on this very day last December. It was snowing that day. Today, the sun is shining, and I can’t help but think Keith is looking down on all of us here today, cherishing what’s happening, and praying for his family and the great family that he came to know and love In the County of Suffolk,” said Supervisor Carpenter.
Inv. Sgt. Keith Allison and his wife Brenda met in the ROTC Room at Brentwood High School. They married in 1991, and raised a family of two children in their hometown of Brentwood. They have a daughter Alicea, a son Darius, and a granddaughter Avaleigh.
The street renaming ceremony was attended by Islip Town Councilman John C. Cochrane Jr., Suffolk County Sherriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr., as well as family, friends and colleagues of Investigator Sergeant Keith Allison.