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Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Archie Calvin Buggs

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, November 4, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/4/1978

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Two sentenced to life

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Patrolman Archie Buggs was shot and killed after he made a traffic stop on two gang members for speeding. As he walked to the rear of the car one of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot him six times. A fellow officer located Patrolman Buggs laying in the street with his ticket book nearby. Both suspects were apprehended three hours later by San Diego Police.

Two suspects, ages 17 and 18, were convicted of Patrolman Buggs' murder and sentenced to life. The gunman was denied parole in 2010.

Patrolman Buggs had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his mother and siblings. He was a Vietnam Veteran.

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I just wanted to say losing my cousin Archie was one of the saddest days of my life. He was a outstanding son and brother to his family. I really appreciate the love and support shown here on this site for Archie. His life was unfortunate cut shot while writing a ticket for alcohol. His our family really misses this great guy who love law enforcement. I have much respect for all of you in law enforcement. God bless you,

Myron Curry
Cousin
March 29, 2014

 

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