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Policeman Joseph V. Campbell, Jr. | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Joseph V. Campbell, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Policeman Campbell was shot and killed as he and state troopers attempted to arrest four suspects who had escaped from the New Jersey State Penitentiary. The officers located the escapees in a corn field near Oxford Valley, Pennsylvania, and a two-hour shootout ensued.

Policeman Campbell and one of the suspects were shot and killed during the shootout. One of the other suspects committed suicide when he was surrounded. The remaining two suspects were able to break through the police lines and fled towards New York.

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