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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 know you're always with us, your family, but I really feel that you've been with us more so over the last week or so. Your name, your legacy, the story around your death has been discussed immensely. Sometimes when I'm talking to my son, your namesake, I know you're right there with us. For a little boy who's never met you here in this physical world, has such a strong, loving, sincere and genuine love and affection for you. Many do. Ian is proud of his name and always will be. RIP Grandpa. I know you're in heaven enjoying time with Grandma and looking down on your children and grandchildren. <3

Andrea Diebold
Granddaughter
April 15, 2016

 

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