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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

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 2015

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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.

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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Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Ptlmn Buggs during this time of re-opening a never healing wound.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.
March 14, 2017

 

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