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Chief Deputy Sheriff Ray A. Campbell | St. Francis County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas St. Francis County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Ray A. Campbell

St. Francis County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 3, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed in 1951

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Chief Deputy Ray Campbell was shot and killed as he and another deputy were transporting two men, charged with cattle theft, from Little Rock to Forrest City.

A witness stated he saw gunfire in their patrol car on the Memphis-Little Rock Highway and then saw two men run from the vehicle. One of the suspects managed to gain control of the other officers service weapon and opened fire, killing Chief Deputy Campbell and critically wounding the other officer. Both suspects were apprehended near Forrest City several hours later.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on July 27th, 1951 and November 23rd, 1951.

Chief Deputy Campbell was survived by his wife and son.

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God bless you and your family. Never forgotten.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
August 4, 2017

 

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