By Alicia Roberts

HATBORO, Pa. (CBS) — This Father’s Day, a local nonprofit is hosting a Jeep caravan to honor fallen Hatboro Police Officer Ryan Allen, who died in April following a traumatic brain injury caused by an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

“I think the hardest part was giving birth and not having Ryan there,” widow Whitney Allen said.

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Allen was pregnant with her second child when her husband Ryan suffered a rare traumatic brain injury triggered by a bee sting last October. He passed away April 7 after more than six months in a coma, never getting to say goodbye to his 4-year-old son Jackson or meet his newborn son Leo.

Local Nonprofit Hosting Jeep Caravan For Hatboro Police Officer Ryan Allen, Who Died Following Allergic Reaction To Bee Sting

“I see a lot of Ryan in both Jackson and Leo,” Whitney said.

Ryan served as an officer for Hatboro and helped create the department’s first K-9 unit.

“Being an officer specifically, a canine officer, was Ryan’s dream as a little boy,” Whitney said.

Whitney also says support from Ryan’s colleagues and the community — many still displaying signs in his honor — has meant everything especially when tragedy struck twice.

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“Ryan’s best friend Steve, who was the police officer in Warrington, passed away six weeks after Ryan,” Whitney said.

Steve Plum Jr., a Warrington K-9 officer, died in a sudden medical event on May 16. He was a husband and father of five.

“That’s Ryan and Steve training there,” Whitney said. “It does bring me some peace if that had to happen to both of them I know they are together.”

Local Nonprofit Hosting Jeep Caravan For Hatboro Police Officer Ryan Allen, Who Died Following Allergic Reaction To Bee Sting

Whitney is now working on a book to help others dealing with grief. She says she’s taking it one day at a time, knowing Ryan will be forever close to her heart.

“I know Ryan would want me and the boys to be happy so I wake up every morning thinking, ‘What would he want me to do?'” Whitney said.

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Alicia Roberts