Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1978

Archie Calvin Buggs

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.

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

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 2015

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Honor to attend dedication of SDPD station in honor of Officer Buggs. Tremendous work by all involved to recognize this heroes sacrifce to the community. 39 years later, you are not forgotten sir.

Chief Chris Moore
Palomar College Police Department

November 4, 2017

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