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Police Officer David Peter Hampton, Sr. | Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

David Peter Hampton, Sr.

Lake Charles Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, December 2, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Police Officer David Hampton was shot and killed when he became involved in a struggle during a traffic stop near the intersection of Boston Alley and Mill Street at approximately 10:00 pm.

He and his training officer had stopped the vehicle and were issuing a ticket when one of the three occupants attacked them. When the officers attempted to arrest the man shots were fired and Officer Hampton was fatally wounded.

The shooter was acquitted at trial.

Officer Hampton had served with the Lake Charles Police Department for only 30 days. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Just checking in David. As you know I recently revisited your tomb. I miss you bro. Time is flying by. We will meet again. My love and respect remains.

Semperfi
Training Officer Rick Welch

RICK A. WELCH SR.
SENIOR POLICE OFFICER IVCPD (RETIRED)
& FORMER LCPD SENIOR CPL PATROL DIVISION
SGT. USMC RETIRED
June 24, 2015

 

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