Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Allen Perry Camp

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 25, 1972

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Reflections for Officer Allen Perry Camp

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

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

Rest in peace Officer Camp.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 5, 2020

It’s almost Christmas 2018 and I always struggle with your death and what it would be like to enjoy the Holidays with you. I know your celebrating in heaven with mom and dad and I can’t wait to see you all. I’m so proud to share your story with all my friends and family! Your my hero!! Thanks Allen!

Rona Duke,
Your baby sister

December 9, 2018

It's hard to believe that you have been gone from this earth 46 years, there is so much I remember about you but so much I missed. Only God knows the reason you were taken from us so soon. You left a hole in our hearts forever but we know that you are sitting with God now and rejoicing......that is my saving grace dear Brother. Until we meet again....I miss you and love you!

Mona, your little Sister
Loving little Sister

March 27, 2018

Tomorrow it will be 46 years since that horrible day when scumbags ended your life. I think of you often. Attending church with you as a teenage girl, your life - and death had a huge impact on my life. Thank you for your life and the sacrifice in protecting others. My son is a Dallas Police Officer now. I told him all about you. Please watch over him. Love to you and your family. R.I.P.
Laura Pasley

Laura Mae Pasley, Non-Sworn
Dallas Police Department, Retired

March 24, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Allen Perry Camp. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends & Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the scum that took your life!

Amen

Sr. Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police

March 25, 2016

Rest In Peace Officer Camp, your service and sacrifice is remembered. God bless your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 25, 2014

You were my Comrad and Friend. It has been 41 years since that tragic night and I remember it like it was yesterday. I worked 364 of the 4th watch and had taken off to "play Army" with my reserve unit. If only I had been there to cover you has always been in my thoughts and prayers? Lest we forget. You died a hero to me!!!

Thomas N Weir Badge #2859
Dallas Police Department 1969 - 1979

July 17, 2013

Uncle Allen. Even though I was not born yet, you were married to my aunt Norma. I know you are missed. You have been joined by your parent now and we miss them too. I also wanted to update on aunt Norma. She has done well, remarried, two boys, grandchildren. She also has stage 4 alztimers. She would talk about those years with you often while I was growing up. We visited mr and mrs camp alot. She is the best aunt ever. You were lucky to marry her as she was lucky to marry you.
Everyone that posts here thank you from all of our families.

Jenn OBrien Hicks
niece

June 13, 2013

I stood for you at the memorial this year. I will always stand for you. You and your precious wife were members of my church at Vickery so long ago. You were the very first officer I ever met. You were so kind and yet very firm. (Remember when you thought I skipped school?) Two of my kids want to be officers Allen. Can you believe that? I am a grandmother now. Just wanted to check in on you and tell you your life meant a great deal to me - it always will. Thanks for being such a good influence on me. Keep your eyes on my kids when they ultimately wear the badge.

Laura (Mae) Pasley non-sworn
Former non-sworn employee DPD 1973-1999

June 1, 2013

Allen, I found this after talking to a niece of Norma's and just want you to know you are always in my heart. you were a wonderful brother, a hero and I know you are in heaven now with Mom & Dad. Rona, Dan & I miss you more than you will ever know! we love you!

Mona Camp Moak
Little Sister

May 13, 2013

Allen and I often worked partners on th same beat. He was a great police officer full of life. Yes - we were all young and all we wanted to do was make a difference!

James Michael Harthcock #3061
Friend - DPD

May 15, 2012

I worked with Allen at Southeast Patrol and had only been on the dept for two years and will always remember that day. We were all young back then and just wanted to make Dallas a safer place to live.

William Carmack #2901 (ret)

william
carmack

July 29, 2011

Officer Camp,
Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

March 25, 2011

Rest in peace brother for we have the watch now.

Officer Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

November 4, 2010

Each time I hear of the death of fellow Police Officer, My thoughts always go back to the day you died. I drive to the school where the End Of Your Watch took place. Always and alone I pray.

Sir, You are a Hero, you are always in my thoughts and prayers

P.S.
I was the same age of the suspects at the time of this incident. I lived in the same area, I remember this incident well. As a result of your death, I was determined to become an upright man, a God fearing man. A Dallas Police Officer. Thank you Officer Camp for your Service. God Bless You.

Senior Corporal South Central Patrol
Dallas Police Department

June 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

This is an awful story that reminds us that even someone who appears to be less than lethal can be the very one who ruthlessly takes an officer's life.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 25, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 25, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 25, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 5, 2008

Allen I remember you and your family well. I went to school with your brother Dan and your sisters Rona and Mona. Your mom and dad was the best. It was so sad when you died. The First Baptist Church in Atoka was full of all your family and friends. You are greatly missed. And I want to let you know your sweet mother has passed away. March 6, 2007. I am sure you already had a joyous reunion in heaven with her and your dad. Rest in peace.

Susie Turner Kilpatrick

June 22, 2007

Allen Camp was the first police officer I ever met. He & his wife went to our church (Vickery Baptist). I was still in high school and he caught me skipping school one day (I was a senior & I really had the day off) but, he said he would take me to jail. He was a wonderful person and his wife was beautiful. I remember the day he died and they flashed his photo on the TV. Our whole family was devastated. Allen was a good man and a good friend.

Laura E Pasley
DPD

August 20, 2006

Hero

Sgt Mike Edes
Maine State Police

April 3, 2006

Though it was 34 years ago today that you gave your life.....we will never forget.
May God continue to bless the family of Officer Allen Perry Camp.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas (Retired)

March 25, 2006

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