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Posted on: February 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Recognizing Over 30 Years of Service to Community – Retirement of Sergeant Paul Campbell

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Page, AZ - Sheriff Pribil and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office extend their gratitude to Sergeant Paul Campbell for over 30 years of outstanding service to the community. Sergeant Campbell retired at the end of January 2015. He graduated from the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy and began his career at the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office in 1984. In 1995 he promoted to Corporal and in 1996 he promoted to Sergeant. He also served as a Field Training Officer, teaching, mentoring and coaching new deputies.

The Page area has many unique characteristics that make being a law enforcement officer different than if you were in an area with many resources. The district served out of the Page station reaches from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Fredonia, White Sage, Lees Ferry & Marble Canyon, portions of the Colorado River, Page, Glen Canyon Dam & Lake Powell, LeChee, and Kaibeto. In Page, deputies often are responding officer, crime scene investigator, detective, and search and rescue coordinator all in one. Sergeant Campbell is one of those gifted people who excelled in all areas and was recognized early in his career. Having spent over 30 years in the field, he has handled cases ranging from drugs and DUI/OUI operations, civil processes, waterway accidents, traffic accidents, thefts & fraud, dignitary visits, homicide responses & investigations, child molests, sexual assaults, aircraft crashes, search & rescue events, and everything in between. He has received numerous letters from citizens and other agencies expressing their gratitude for his caring, compassion and professional responses.

Sergeant Campbell always recognized his job also included being a part of the community and working with others to enhance the quality of life in the community. He developed strong partnerships with other agencies in the area such as the BLM, the National Park Service, Page Police Department, Navajo Police Department, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the Glen Canyon Dam, schools, businesses, and residents in the area. He took every opportunity to connect with people of all ages throughout the community. He had a special passion for youth outreach, and his file is filled with letters from schools expressing their gratitude for his mentoring of youth through career days and classroom presentations such as the family awareness program. During youth ball games, he was the parent sitting next to you cheering along for the home team.

Sergeant Campbell was born in Kanab, UT and has lived in the Page area the majority of his life. His grandfather Cecil Kram was one of the first deputies serving the Town of Fredonia. Paul is married and raised two children in the Page area. He has been an active member of the community not only through his service as a sworn peace officer, but also in his participation as a parent and community member. He has been involved in civic duties ranging from wildlife issues to housing proposals. He has a genuine concern for the people in his community. Paul plans to remain in the Page area after retirement.

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