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Wildlife Officer Joel Lee Campora | Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas

Wildlife Officer

Joel Lee Campora

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: 5/31/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Wildlife Officer Joel Campora and Sheriff Cody Carpenter, of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas.

They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home to assist two female victims who were trapped inside. At some point the officers, victims, and boat were swept away by the rising water. Sheriff Carpenter's body was located the following morning while Officer Campora's body was recovered three days later one mile downstream.

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A portion of a letter from the pen of President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic (he) died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln”

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