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Patrolman Emery E. Campbell | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Emery E. Campbell

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 27, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/27/1913

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Emery Campbell was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a local bar. Upon his arrival he observed the suspect standing on the street corner. He approached the suspect from behind and touched his shoulder.

The man suddenly swung around, produced a handgun, and shot Patrolman Campbell three times in the face and neck. Bleeding heavily, Patrolman Campbell was able to knock the suspect to the ground and hold him there until other officers arrived and arrested him. Patrolman Campbell was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries within an hour. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Campbell had served with the San Diego Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.

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

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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