Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Phillip Jesse Campas

Kern County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Phillip Jesse Campas

I spoke to Deputy Campas June 15 2021 at the shell station . He was having breakfast before heading to the shooting range. I had worked with deputy Campas prior to retiring. We talked about God and family . We talked about a bible verse psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom. Campas was working a new assignment to be able to spend more time with his family. We prayed and that was the last time I spoke to Deputy Campas . See you at Heavens gates Brother

Brian Carr

November 27, 2022

Semper Fi Marine. You are not forgotten. Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

July 25, 2022

Brother Campas, we had an important conversation on 06/15/2021 about numbering our days with a heart of wisdom while at the gas station. You acknowledged your love of Christ and for your family . A month later you would receive the eternal promise you believed in. May God bless your family . See you at the finish line Brother .

Retired deputy sheriff/pastor
Kern county Sheriff

January 7, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

August 28, 2021

Semper Fi. With all respect and sadness. Dear Almighty God.

Kern County Citizen

August 24, 2021

Deputy Campas,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 22, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Campas. I pray that our Heavenly Father wraps his arms around him and keeps him safe.

Ofc. Carlos Cuellar (Ret.)
Miami Beach Police Department

August 22, 2021

Thank you fir your service. May God grant your family and loved ones peace, love and happiness as he soothes their hearts. Your ultimate sacrifice is appreciated and well respected.

Angela Wright-White
Fellow veteran of the US

August 16, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Campas. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 2021

We didn’t know each other well, but I still had the privilege of working with you enough that you left a lasting impact on me. With all of the knowledge and wisdom you clearly held, you managed to demonstrate it with the genuineness and good-naturedness that showed you were truly a man for others. Rest easy.

KCDA (former)

August 9, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 6, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

August 4, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 2, 2021

My deepest condolences to Deputy Campas. I am heart broken to hear of another here taken from us for no reason. My thoughts and prayers to Deputy Campas' immediate family as well as his brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless you all.

Sergeant (Ret), Robert DiMiceli
California Highway Patrol, Capitol Protection Section

August 1, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 1, 2021

Thank you for your service! RIP

Civilian Anne Blake

August 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Campas during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Donnie Meaders
Retired Oklahoma LEO

July 31, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

July 31, 2021

Campas.... you were the example of a what a deputy should be and truly an example of what a human should be. I will miss running into in the halls of court and comparing cases. Somehow your cases were always better than mine.... You were a warrior and your legacy will live on in the ones who were blessed to know you. Rest easy buddy until we meet again.

A friend
Bakersfield Police Department

July 30, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 30, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 30, 2021

Growing up in Bakersfield, Kern County will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for your service to the United States of America, and thank you for your service to the citizens of Kern County.

Lt. Matt J Huebert
New Mexico Mounted Patrol

July 29, 2021

Sheriff Campas, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. You were a true hero and he will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

July 29, 2021

Had the privilege to have Campas as a DI at Parris Island. He helped and guided me throughout my military career. He will not be forgotten.

Rest In Peace brother,

Officer Jordan Meinking
City of Monroe Police Department and USMC 2010-2018

July 29, 2021


Retired Sgt Stephen Wamsley
Phoenix Police Department

July 29, 2021

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