Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

William A. Campbell


Length of Service:
Four Months

Date of Injury:
August 12, 1909

Date of Death:
August 12, 1909

Location of Incident:
Twelfth @ Rusk

Oakwood Cemetery

Officer William Campbell and his partner, Officer Tom Jones were assigned to a foot beat in the “acre” of Fort Worth. On the night of August 12, Officers Campbell and Jones were walking down a sidewalk at Twelfth and Rusk in front of the Jockey Club Saloon. Suddenly, a shotgun was fired from behind the officers from a window above the saloon. Officer Campbell took the full load in his neck and upper back, stumbled, then fell dead on the sidewalk. The killer escaped the scene but was caught later in the evening. He was identified as Stokes Clark. At the time of the murder, Clark was on bond for the murder of a Texas Ranger in Weatherford in 1908. Also charged in the crime was Bob Hammond. Hammond had a run in with Officer Campbell several weeks before the incident and had been shot and wounded by Campbell. Hammond was later determined to be the shooter in the offense. Numerous threats had been made against Officer Campbell due to the number of arrests he made on his beat.

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