Officer William Addison "Ad" Campbell

Officer William Addison "Ad" Campbell

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 12, 1909

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William Addison "Ad" Campbell

Officer Ad Campbell was shot when he and another officer were ambushed.

The two officers were on foot patrol in an area notorious for gambling, crime, and prostitution when someone opened fire on them with a shotgun from a balcony behind them. Officer Campbell was struck in the back of the head and died instantly. The suspect was later apprehended and was also identified as the murderer of Texas Ranger Homer White the previous year.

Officer Campbell had been with the Fort Worth Police Department for four months; he is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove, Texas.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Campbell,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Worth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 12, 2019

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