Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William N. Campbell

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 1979

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Reflections for Sergeant William N. Campbell

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 30, 2021

Your life ended as mine began. God bless you Sir and thank you for your service.

No one

March 6, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Campbell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 22, 2019

It's been a long, long time, but I still think of Bill from time to time. I went off duty as he was coming on duty that day so long ago. We talked for a few minutes before I went home. Bill would always review my reports whenever I'd get stuck on a late call and he taught me much. He was always professional and very knowledgeable. He was a good man and a fine officer.

Former Police Officer Dave Bowden
SLMPD 6th and 3rd Districts, retired detective Springfield, MO Police

October 8, 2018

I miss you and love you, Daddy. You will ALWAYS be in my heart.

Tameron Campbell Christian

June 12, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

You are not forgotten by your Brothers and Sisters of the SLMPD. Rest in Peace Sir.

Sgt. SG
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

May 30, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2012

A respected and fair supervisor. A great loss to the Department.

Det Michael L Hanlen
Former 6th Dist Detective

January 19, 2012

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

Sgt. Campbell,

Another anniversary of your loss is upon us and your memory still lives on. God bless you and keep you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

May 30, 2006

Bill was a good man, and also a good officer... I can't believe all these years have past.. most of us have retired or move on with our lives. I remember when we were on the Muhamaad Ali detail when we provided security for the Champ. We had a ball joking with him. Time surely brings about changes. Rest in peace until the resurrection.
Fellow STLMPD officer

Fellow officer

April 22, 2005



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