Captain Billy Dewayne Allen, Sr.

Captain Billy Dewayne Allen, Sr.

United States Department of Defense - Fort Sill Police Department, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 2020

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Billy Dewayne Allen, Sr.

Captain Billy Allen died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Captain Allen had served with the Fort Sill Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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CPT. Allen was a supervisor in Traffic Section a outstanding leader always looked out for his officers. I knew him when I was an officer there from 2007- 2013 cut my teeth there as a rookie in law enforcement. There would be no one there that he could not make laugh he was a fun loving guy.

Lt. Tony R. Hansley
U.S. Department of Commerce- NIST Police Department

September 11, 2021

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