Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Offender: Convicted of murder
Security Policeman Thomas Campbell was shot and killed while responding to a report of an intruder at a residence in Maxwell Heights, an off-post military housing complex near Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Within minutes of the dispatch responding officers reported hearing gun shots. Responding Security Forces and Montgomery Police Department units found Officer Campbell suffering three gunshot wounds and struggling to breath. He was transported to the base hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An intensive search of the area was conducted and a 16-year-old male was apprehended. He was subsequently tried and convicted as a juvenile. The subject was held until his 21st birthday.
Policeman Campbell had served with the the 42nd Security Police Squadron of the United States Air Force for eight years. He was survived by his wife.