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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My Brother George Albert Hoofard SP 4 526 MP was killed on Ft Meade Maryland o Jine 21, 1968..he was 15 yrs older than me so at age 11 ur I did not ask questions.
He was on patrol on the base and was the victim of a DUI carful of 5 soldiers returning from a night of drinking. There were 5 total killed in this accident. He left behind a pregnant wife. I was looking on this site and wondered if any one ever served with him.

Lorrie Hoofard
surviving sister

August 23, 2020

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