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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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I was about 14 years old when my uncle a Suffolk County Police Officer loaned me the onion field book.I red it twice and has always resonated in my mind how dangerous this job can be.I joined the NYCPD at the age of 20 years old.I worked in the 75th pct in East New York,LAPD OFFICERS IAN CAMPBELL AND KARL HETTINGERS sacrifice went through my mind every time my partner and I would conduct a motor vehicle stop.MAY GOD BLESS THE TWO OF YOU GREAT MEN,YOUR FAMILIES AND MAY YOU BOTH FINALLY REST IN HEAVEN. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Det.Richard J Pavese
RET.NYCPD DETECTIVE
March 9, 2017

 

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