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


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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My name is Lori Jauch, I am the granddaughter of Harvey Ross McAllister. He and Ian were very good friends, who played the pipes all the time together, my grandfather was Ians Protege, as well as a retired Sargent of the LAPD. My entire life I was told about the amazing man Ian was and a true friend to my grandfather, so much so that Ian's family asked my grandfather to play the pipes at Ian's funeral. My grandfather agreed but didn't feel he was "good enough" so my grandfather asked another friend John Nicols to play along side at Ian's funeral. I have a hug favor to ask of Ian's family and friends or the men and women who served with them If any one has any "proof" of my grandfather Harvey Ross Mcallister being one of the two pipers that day. The book and movie about the Onion Field only show one, but my grandfather has always said there were two, my grandfathers pipes are on display at the LAPD museum, but because there is no "proof" they have not mentioned he was playing that day. It is my goal to find that photo, letter or what ever i can acquire... please please i am asking for any information, im sorry to post here on a very special page but I am not sure How to find Ians family or officers who may still remember.

Lori Jauch G.daughter of sgt McAllister
February 4, 2017


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