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Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman Archie Calvin Buggs

I came on just after Archie was murdered, so I never had the chance to know him, but I worked the same beat he was killed on, and I worked with many who did know him. All said nothing but good things about him. Cops don't lavish praise on other cops for no reason, even if they died on duty, which we had too many of. Archie, I wish I could have known and worked with you, and I wish the remorseless little punk that murdered you, wasn't walking the streets as a free man.

Our Lt John Morrison, a VN vet, wrote a tribute after two of our other officers were murdered, talking about "walking the point". Thank you for taking your turn walking the point, so many times Archie.

I'll meet you on the other side Brother.

San Diego Police Dept.

May 19, 2024

Archie Buggs was the only son born to his mother Lizzie Buggs. Anthony and Aaron are not his brothers they are his cousins'. There was no care and concern from them when it came to fighting to have something name in his honor I know this for a true fact. His sister carries on the family name.
By a member of
Buggs Family Blood Line
Rest in Peace Cousin Archie C. Buggs
Love You.


September 22, 2021

Good News! I checked the parole board site; Governor Newsom reversed their decision on October 9th!

God Bless Officer Buggs and his family.

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

October 22, 2020

RIP Officer Buggs. I have sent my letter to Governor Newsom to reverse the parole for your murderer. His family should not have to keep going through this heartache!

Cathy Satkus
Tulsa, OK

July 6, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True Hero You Are. Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten. I will Support and send my letter in supporting the request to overturn the request for parole. May you RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

July 2, 2020

Mailed my letter requesting that Gov. Newsom overturn the parole board’s latest decision. He came through last time, so prayers up that he will this time too. I have no idea why this parole board continues to make such a horrible decision!

To Patrolman Buggs: Thank You again for your service and sacrifice! There are many years of reflections on here...proof that you ARE not and NEVER will be forgotten.

To the family, friends and colleagues: Stay strong. God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

June 30, 2020

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck, Ret.Officer NYSDOCS

March 18, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Buggs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 14, 2019

Patrolman Buggs,
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 during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2018

Mailed off my letter of request for Governor Brown to overturn the parole board’s latest bad decision (to grant parole). He’s overturned the previous decisions, so I’m praying he’ll do it again. To the family of Patrolman Buggs: I am sorry that you have this burden. God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 18, 2018

I did not have the honor of meeting Archie personally but his honerable service to his country rings clear. I do know his brothers Aaron and Anthony, who carry on with the Buggs family in the highest honor and respect for all.
May God bless and keep this family under His Mighty Wing.

Philip Bown
CHP Officer & Federal Ofc, Ret.

August 24, 2018

I would like to say that this Officer deserves to rest in Peace and his family deserves knowing that his killer will serve the max time for his evil ways and the citizens should be able to too feel at ease that you will do the right thing for all and keep him behind bars.

Norma Chisholm

August 20, 2018

My letter went to the parole board yesterday. I hope it makes a difference. Many thanks to Patrolman Buggs for his service in our military and law enforcement. My prayers be with his friends and family. No amount of time could heal the pain that they must feel.

John Haseltine

August 19, 2018

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolman Buggs: I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so unfair that you have to keep reliving your pain with each new parole hearing. Patrolman Buggs, Thank You for your service, and sacrifice to our country and the S.D.P.D. You are not forgotten! God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

August 9, 2018

Honor to attend dedication of SDPD station in honor of Officer Buggs. Tremendous work by all involved to recognize this heroes sacrifce to the community. 39 years later, you are not forgotten sir.

Chief Chris Moore
Palomar College Police Department

November 4, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 39th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the City of San Diego and to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 4, 2017

I remember Archie well he came shortly after me. We were young officers together. We had somethings in common both having just come out of the Army. I remember Archie as a soft spoken young man that cared deeply about his community.
He was the first officer killed in the line of duty while I was there. It was huge loss to all of us nd the city. Sadly I would bury 13 brothers and sisters during my career. RIP Archie

SDPD Lieutenant Retired

April 5, 2017

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Ptlmn Buggs during this time of re-opening a never healing wound.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.

March 14, 2017

A second "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. Billy Russo Ret.
Nassau County PD, NY

March 13, 2017

The true measure of a hero is when an Officer lays down their life with the knowledge that those they save... will never know. May God grant peace and comfort to those left behind.

E.A. Keeney, S/MSgt, USAF (Ret)
USAF Security Police

March 13, 2017

Yo, Brah:

I reckon that having “gray hair and bad knees,’ is now justification for a parole release.

I proudly keep Your Memory Alive on several of my Facebook Sites, and out of Respect-For-You, I shall remain silent regarding a certain prison inmate.

Semper Fi,
“Major Pain”

Michael B. Parlor

March 6, 2017

A 17 year and 8 month old person is not an ignorant child. If he was 12 or 13 then it might make some sense but 4 months shouldn't be able to make a natural life sentence into a minimum of 9 years.

Frustrated person

February 26, 2017

Your killer is not free. There is no way he will walk unless legislature takes parole power from the governor. Also, the reason why his sentence was reduced was because a court struck it down. Because of some juvenile law he is eligible for parole much sooner.
It doesn't make sense 17 years and 8 months and he gets 9 years to life. 18 and he might be on death row. They could've at least made him wait the full 25 years like they do with adults with normal killings


February 26, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 24, 2017

You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Veronica (Morgan) Forston
Former San Diego Police Explorer Captain

November 1, 2016

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