Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 11/16/1974
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Suspect: Shot and killed
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.