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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An add on to my account of the night Capt.Campagne was murdered july 6 1969.I was texting my bunkmate Co.C. 3rd platoon,Sgt Doug Wegener who told me that he waa in the company parking lot when he saw Capt.Campagne and his driver my buddy Sp4 Clint Wren drive past in an M.P. sedan. They waved at each other and drove on. It was the last he saw Capt. alive..This helps me with my closure " I never knew Clint was his driver.Clint if your out there get ahold of me ,we were supposed to get together when we got out..im in texas now but still have so. calif ties.

Sgt E5 George Prado Ft.Meade md.1968 -70
Ret.L.A.P.D. M.T.A. and L.A.S.D.

September 27, 2019

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