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


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

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: 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 and again in 2014.

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 am proud to send off my letter requesting Gov. Brown overturn the parole of the murderer of Patrolman Buggs. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers during this time of re-opening a wound that will never really heal. I beg God to ensure this murderer never walks the streets free again. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten and we are still carrying the torch in your honor. Thank you for your service to America and to the citizens of San Diego.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department
September 15, 2015


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