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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We were in the same DPD Academy Class #115.
I remember your kindness and how you were the epitome of a Southern gentleman. I was the only female sworn officer in this academy class.
You were truly special.
I attending your memorial service in Oklahoma. Such a sad day. Even after all these years, your untimely death still saddens me.
Rest In Peace.

Sgt. Kay Williams
Dallas Police Dept.

October 15, 2020

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