Sergeant David W. Campbell

Sergeant David W. Campbell

Andalusia Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, July 27, 1984

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David W. Campbell

Sergeant David Campbell was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on on the North Bypass at Stewart Street.

Sergeant Campbell and his partner, accompanied by a civilian ride-along, were rounding a curve in the road when the accident occurr. The vehicle burst into flames upon impact, causing severe burns to the occupants. Several witnesses to the accident stopped and, despite receiving burns themselves, pulled the officers from the burning vehicle.

Sergeant Campbell was survived by his wife, two stepchildren, three sisters and three brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Dave, my husband Bob is retiring tomorrow. I wish you could have known him. You two have such similar personalities. I have told him all about you. He plays the bagpipes. Today he is playing the bagpipes at a funeral of a fellow Pennsylvania State Trooper who was killed by a drunk driver while on duty, just like you. And as I sit here I am so grateful that he is retiring tomorrow although it is bitter sweet. I am grateful for his safety while my heart breaks for the Troopers family. I know the pain well and it never goes away. Ever.

Jo Ann Tobias
Civilian employee of PA State Police and David's sister

March 31, 2022

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