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Sheriff Edward Newton Campbell | Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sheriff

Edward Newton Campbell

Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 26, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Both lynched

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Sheriff Edward Campbell was shot and killed while on a stake-out with a local city marshal. The two officers where in a vacant home when they surprised two burglars. Sheriff Campbell yelled to the men to raise their hands but was shot in the chest. The two were apprehended and taken to the local jail. Later in the night a mob of masked men forcibly removed the men and lynched them both.

Sheriff Campbell was originally from Ohio and was a veteran of the Civil War.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Campbell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 26, 2012

 

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