Wasco, CA…The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report Deputy Phillip Campas was shot and killed on July 25, 2021 while serving as a SWAT operator attempting to rescue three shooting victims inside of a residence in Wasco, CA. Deputy Campas was a five-year veteran with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and previously served as a United States Marine.
Deputy Campas had various assignments throughout his time at KCSO, including patrol deputy, SWAT team member, recruit training officer, and assistant range master. Our prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time, as well as our grieving community.
This a tremendous loss for Kern County, as Deputy Campas was a star among KCSO. He will never be forgotten and will live on through our deputies who continue to serve in his memory.
If you would like to assist Deputy Campas’ family, please visit: https://porac.org/…/deputy-phillip-campas-memorial-fund/