Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 16, 1974

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Reflections for Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell

On this anniversary of your heroic and untimely death please know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 16, 2020

Thinking of Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell with thoughts and prayers remaining with his family, loved ones and the dedicated troopers of my Florida Highway Patrol family. We continue the historic great partnership with our Georgia partners and appreciate them as well. Trooper Campbell's service to Florida is not forgotten, nor are the daily sacrifices of law enforcement families.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

November 11, 2020

Your heroic actions will never be forgotten nor will your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always sir.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Campbell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2020

On behalf of the staff members in Troop H- Tallahassee, thank you for service. May GOD comfort and console your family. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Troop H Staff
Florida Highway Patrol

November 1, 2018

Just read about Mr. Cambell. So sorry about it. So wish it did not happen. Sid Hayes

Sid Hayes

February 26, 2018

Granddaddy Campbell,
Your legacy has touched many lives, including myself. Even though I have never met you, I take pride in knowing my granddaddy was such a honorable man! Now I have two great men in my lives that have followed in your foot steps! (Charles & Garrett Campbell) I love you! :)

Charley E. Campbell

September 30, 2014

I served for a short time with Trooper Campbell. He was stationed in Perry, Florida in Taylor County. Charlie was a big man in statute and as a Florida State Trooper. Although he was a big man in size, he was quiet, very likeable and soft spoken.

I was stationed in Jefferson County at the time of his murder. Supervision sent me home after I had been on duty for a while. After arriving at home, I could not take my uniform off and without checking in, I went on Interstate 10 to help look for him. Unfortunately it was too late.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are a close net group and, while they can disagree, the will always help another Trooper.

Trooper Charles Eugene Campbell will always be remember as one of the best and will not be forgotten. I retired in 1991, but I have never forgotten Trooper Campbell or any of the many other Trooper that are posted on the Wall of Fame in the FHP Academy.

Florida Highway Patrol

July 21, 2014

Charles, I remember as a child waiting with your step-mother for news after your kidnapping. My Uncle Mule, your father, had passed away barely a year before, and it was such a sad time for us all to see the pain your family went thru when your were killed. I am saddened to know that Edward and Elaine had to go thru their childhood with such a tragedy. I know you and Uncle Mule are up there together, watching over the whole clan.

Not law enforcement
extended family member

February 26, 2014

Rip Charles think of you everytime I drive thru Perry....
GBI agent Angel took care of justice for you!!!

Not in law enforcement

November 18, 2013

I was a friend of Charles while attending school in Perry.
The last time I saw Charles was when I was in the US
Army in the late fifties and was hitch hiking thru Perry.
He saw me and gave me a ride to the fome of some

Charles was a fine and decent person and I was saddened
when years later I found out what happened.

I felt justice was done when the individual responsible
was caught and later met his fate, and it did not take
40 years for it to happen.

I am not in law enforcement
Jack Godwin, friend

July 7, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a true hero.. May you continue to rest in peace Trooper Campbell.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 16, 2012

Never got the chance to meet you but proud to have you as my grandfather.

PTL Edward Garrett Campbell
Perry Pd, grandson

July 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Campbell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero... May you continue to rest in peace Trooper Campbell.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union; County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 16, 2011


It doesn't seem possible that its coming up on the 37 year anniversary of your passing. Charlie, you did SO MUCH to get the FHP Auxiliary going down in Troop F (Venice). Because of you, Dad, Pat and quite a few others served for years in the Auxiliary helping to keep Troopers safe.

Only the Lord knows how many other terrible incidents were avoided because an "A-Man" was in the car on tens of thousands of stops. Those few times I rode with you just before you left moving to Perry you treated me with respect even though I was a teenager. Out there on patrol with you I felt like a partner! Thanks, I've never forgotten it.

I'll also never forget your unique personality.. they'll never be another one like you. I met and became friends your brother James a few years after I got out of the military.. GOOD MAN! Just like you!

James Speed Jr.
A Friend of Charlie's

October 31, 2011

Just wanted to let you know that we still think about you often and you will never be forgotten. Please watch over us as we prepare for a parole hearing for the guys who murdered Uncle Steve (Sgt. John Steven Dennard). We continue to do whatever we can to keep them behind bars as long as possible. We miss you.

Debra Newton

February 15, 2011

Time does not heal the pain in our hearts, but it does lessen it. Your hero is not forgotten...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 16, 2010

You're a brave soul Trooper Campbell. You saved many lives in your galant effort. You are a true hero!!! Rest in eternal peace Brother.

Trooper MJ Horn
Florida Highway Patrol

April 9, 2010

Any officer who made the ultimate sacrifice cannot be given enough praise for their service. God bless you, Officer Campbell.

Mr. J. Holtz
No Relationship

February 11, 2009

God bless you and your family! Rest In Peace.You were a true hero.


January 11, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the month & year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Trooper Campbell.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former Police Officer

November 16, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

July 8, 2008

Officer Campell
I have just heard your story. May the Good Lord hold
you close to him and grant you and yours peace.
God Bless you and all your breathern who risk there lives
to keep ours safe.


Larry Metzler
A thankful citzen

May 31, 2008

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