Captain Alfred E. Campagne

Captain Alfred E. Campagne

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1969

Alfred E. Campagne

Captain Alfred Campagne was shot and killed while chasing a suspect in a housing area at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

He had responded to the scene of a suspicious person attempting to break into automobiles in the 1800 block of Patton Drive. Upon arrival, the suspect began to flee before turning and firing at Captain Campagne.

The subject was wanted for murder at the time of the incident. He was arrested by members of the Baltimore City Police Department in October 1969. He was subsequently charged with Captain Campagne's murder and the murder of a citizen that occurred several months prior. The subject was acquitted of Captain Campagne's murder in June 1971. Murder charges against him were also dropped in connection with the citizen's murder, although prosecutors continued to pursue burglary charges as part of the same incident.

Captain Campagne was a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of both the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action during the Tet Offensive of 1968 near the United States Embassy in Saigon. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maryland
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

foot pursuit, suspicious person

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Amazing information from CSM Briones on the death of Capt. Campagne 50 years after the fact. I feel an identity and actual disposition of his assailent might be in order. Perhaps some additional research might produce more information. I am able to recall Joe Briones promotion to Sgt from his work on the MP Desk, but actually was unaware of his involvement in the Captain's death or it had faded from memory with time. If CSM Briones would like to contact me direct, feel free ([email protected]).

Sp 4 Al Ritter (retired OHP trooper)
526 MP Co. 1968-1969

February 15, 2018

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