Officer Kenneth E. Campbell

Officer Kenneth E. Campbell

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, January 29, 1984

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Kenneth E. Campbell

Officer Kenneth Campbell was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a speeding motorcycle at 27th Avenue and Butler Drive at 3:00 a.m.

During the pursuit, his patrol car collided with a sports car driven by a newlywed couple, who were unharmed. The motorcyclist, one of several being pursued, was never caught.

Officer Campbell was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Phoenix Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and three brothers. One of his brothers also served with the Phoenix Police Department.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3973
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

motor officer, motorcycle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Campbell,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice -not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 29, 2024

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