Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1978

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Archie Calvin Buggs

Patrolman Archie Buggs was shot and killed after he made a traffic stop on two gang members for speeding in the 7100 block of Skyline Drive.

As he walked to the rear of the car one of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot him six times. A fellow officer located Patrolman Buggs laying in the street with his ticket book nearby. Both suspects were apprehended three hours later by San Diego Police.

Two suspects, ages 17 and 18, were convicted of Patrolman Buggs' murder and sentenced to life.

Governor Gavin Newsom reversed the shooters parole on January 26, 2019. He has another parole hearing in February of 2020.

Patrolman Buggs had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his mother and siblings. He was a Vietnam Veteran.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

gang member, juvenile offender, traffic stop

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Rest in peace Patrolman Buggs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

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