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Policeman Ian J. Campbell | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Ian J. Campbell

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, March 9, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # 10046

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Policeman Ian Campbell was shot execution style and killed after he and his partner were abducted by two suspects during a traffic stop. The officers were on patrol when they began to question the men. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and was able to disarm the officers. The two men drove the officers to a field where they shot Policeman Campbell. The second officer was able to flee the scene and was not injured.

The subject who shot Policeman Campbell was sentenced to death but later had the sentenced commuted to life. The accomplice was also sentenced to life in prison.

In December 2006 the accomplice violated his parole and remained at large for several months. He was located on February 25, 2007, and taken into custody. He died of natural causes while in prison on April 6, 2007. The subject who shot Policeman Campbell died in prison on August 12, 2012.

Policeman Campbell had previously served with the United States Marine Corps and was survived by his mother and two daughters. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

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Dear Valerie, as Ian's eldest child, I read your reflection, and it meant so much to me. Thank you for your kind words of comfort to those of us in the law enforcement community who have personally experienced the loss of a partner and friend. I wish I could give you a warm hug! I know from experience that I would not have traded doing this job for anything else in this world. It is a calling. It is who you are. I am sure your father felt the same. I continue to wish you and your family peace and happiness! I know your father is looking down on you with love and pride!

Lori Cleeland-Herian
Deputy Sheriff, Retired, OCSD
February 8, 2015

 

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