Police Officer Loner Denson Camp

Police Officer Loner Denson Camp

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, June 19, 1910

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Loner Denson Camp

Officer Camp was shot and killed while investigating reports of illegal gambling. Officer Camp was shot and killed while arresting one of the gamblers.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. His trial ended as a mistrial when a juror died. On July 14, 1911, the suspect was released after posting bond. Four months later he was arrested again when it was discovered he went AWOL from the Army before the murder. He bonded out of jail again in 1914. A year later the murder charge was dismissed.

Officer Camp was survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 71

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charges dropped

arrest attempt, gambling

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Just learned of this site. This man was my grandfather.I have heard the story of how he died since I can remember. We had a huge photo of him in uniform that we saw every day. I loved saying his name..Loner Denson....we all wished we could have had him in our lives. So glad to have this place to tell everyone..we loved him even if he was gone.

Merle Camp/Sanshu

March 15, 2018

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