Officer Allen Perry Camp

Officer Allen Perry Camp

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 25, 1972

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Allen Perry Camp

Officer Allen Camp was shot and killed by two juveniles as he investigated a burglary at a school. While in the school the two boys, ages 13 and 15, jumped him and took his weapon and then shot him in the chest. The 15-year-old boy had committed over 200 burglaries in the area before the shooting. Both were tried as adults and sentenced to life.

Officer Camp had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3037

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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I am near the end of my career with Dallas PD after almost 40 years. We have started a new program where we read about you on the anniversary of your death. We want to ensure that with your DPD family, you are NEVER FORGOTTEN!

You look like another version of me, and I hired on at 20 as well. I want to cry as I think of what you were not able to experience in life - another soldier on the front lines - but this time - people in your own country killed you -

RIP Brother.

Lieutenant Alan Bull
Dallas Police Department

March 24, 2021

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