Sergeant William N. Campbell

Photo of Sergeant William N. Campbell
End of Watch: Wed, May 30th, 1979
Date of Incident: Wed, May 30th, 1979
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 12 years
Age: 41


He was survived by his wife and daughter.


Sergeant Campbell was shot and killed by a suspect who was being detained in a police car. Sergeant Campbell was walking out of the 6th District Police Station when the prisoner was able to fire a riot gun which was kept in the patrol car. The shot struck Sergeant Campbell in the chest, killing him. The man was shot and killed by other officers when he attempted to escape.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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