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Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper

Charles Eugene Campbell

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, November 16, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Incident Date: 11/16/1974

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Trooper Charles Campbell was shot and killed after being abducted while making a traffic stop in Perry, Florida.

After taking Trooper Campbell hostage the suspect used the patrol car siren to pull over a motorist and take his car. Trooper Campbell was found tied up and shot to death in Georgia along with the motorist. The suspect was later shot and killed by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent after he tried to gain control of another officer's weapon after being arrested.

It was later discovered that the suspect was a spree killer responsible for at least 18 murders, including Trooper Campbell, beginning in July of that same year.

Trooper Campbell had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for nine years.

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Charles, I remember as a child waiting with your step-mother for news after your kidnapping. My Uncle Mule, your father, had passed away barely a year before, and it was such a sad time for us all to see the pain your family went thru when your were killed. I am saddened to know that Edward and Elaine had to go thru their childhood with such a tragedy. I know you and Uncle Mule are up there together, watching over the whole clan.

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February 26, 2014

 

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