Captain Alfred E. Campagne

Captain Alfred E. Campagne

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1969

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Alfred E. Campagne

Captain Alfred Campagne was shot and killed while chasing a suspect in a housing area at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

He had responded to the scene of a suspicious person attempting to break into automobiles in the 1800 block of Patton Drive. Upon arrival, the suspect began to flee before turning and firing at Captain Campagne.

The subject was wanted for murder at the time of the incident. He was arrested by members of the Baltimore City Police Department in October 1969. He was subsequently charged with Captain Campagne's murder and the murder of a citizen that occurred several months prior. The subject was acquitted of Captain Campagne's murder in June 1971. Murder charges against him were also dropped in connection with the citizen's murder, although prosecutors continued to pursue burglary charges as part of the same incident.

Captain Campagne was a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of both the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action during the Tet Offensive of 1968 near the United States Embassy in Saigon. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maryland
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

foot pursuit, suspicious person

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Capt. Campagne,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for Country-especially when you served in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 6, 2019

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