Constable William Calvin Campbell

Constable William Calvin Campbell

Commerce Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, April 6, 1934

William Calvin Campbell

Constable William Campbell was shot and killed by the notorious outlaw gang led by Bonnie and Clyde. The Chief of Police was also shot and wounded in the incident.

Constable Campbell was survived by his daughter and is buried in Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

The Bonnie and Clyde Gang was responsible for the murder of law enforcement officers in four states - Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas - between 1932 and 1934. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow started their criminal career by robbing banks and quickly became notorious murderers wanted for the murders of nine law enforcement officers.

The two criminals were finally shot and killed in Louisiana when they were ambushed by a task force of Texas and Louisiana officers.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both shot and killed

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It is so sad that the Bonnie and Clyde Gang are so well known. As a society we glorify the criminals and either ignore Hero’s like you or make the Hero’s appear like the criminals. It is very sad that the names of Bonnie and Clyde are known even to our children, when it is your name Constable William Campbell that should be known. You are a hero and a man to be looked up to. May you rest in peace and thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. WE are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday. God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 26, 2015

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