Patrolman Harry E. Campbell

Patrolman Harry E. Campbell

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1908

Harry E. Campbell

Patrolman Harry Campbell was shot and killed as he arrived at a home on West Rich Street, near the old city prison, to investigate a domestic disturbance involving a mother and her 19 year-old son. As Patrolman Campbell entered their yard, the youth opened fire with a shotgun, killing him. The suspect was sentenced to life but was later paroled as a trustee.

Patrolman Campbell had served with the agency for two years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 100

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled as trustee

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Harry E. Campbell of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 98 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 24, 2017

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