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Friday, March 9, 2012

Media Relations

Hollywood Area Remembers Fallen Officer Ian Campbell 49-years After the Onion Field Murder NA12049wr

What:   
Ceremony to honor fallen Officer Ian Campbell

When:       
Friday March 9, 2012  4:00 p.m.

Where:   
Hollywood Area Police Station
1358 North Wilcox Avenue
Hollywood, California  90028

Who:       
LAPD Captain Bea Girmala, Hollywood Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Emerald Society Bagpipes and Drum Corp.

Why:   
Today marks the 49th Anniversary of the murder of Officer Ian Campbell. Hollywood Area along with the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society, Pipes and Drums will be honoring Officer Campbell and all Officers killed in the line of Duty.
    
A short film will be shown at Roll Call followed by a memorial ceremony in front of Hollywood Station.

The Bagpipes and Drum Corp. will display Officer Campbell’s name, serial number and end of watch date on the bag cover. Officer Campbell was himself a Bagpiper and often played his pipes in the basement of the old Hollywood Station. His funeral was the first in LAPD history in which bagpipes were played at.  Since then bagpipes have been played at every LAPD funeral service of officers killed in the line of duty.

Officer Campbell’s murder was the subject of Joseph Wambaugh’s book and film the Onion Field.

Contact:    
For further information, contact Retired Sgt. Michael Apadoca at 909-969-8568 or the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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