Craig Campbell’s career was short-lived but he left a lasting mark on those who knew him. He was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and chose the Ontario Provincial Police as his career as policing offered him a challenge.

Just three weeks past his probationary period, Constable Campbell and his partner were notified to be on the lookout for a car that had evaded police. The officers were getting into position when the driver of the suspect car spotted them and lost control of his vehicle. The OPP cruiser was struck broadside, killing Constable Craig Campbell and injuring his partner. Two passengers in the suspect vehicle were also killed. The driver was found to be drunk and driving with a suspended licence.

A photograph of Craig hangs in the lobby of the Kincardine Detachment, a constant reminder to fellow officers of the loss of a brother. In order to commemorate Craig’s life, his parents established the D. Craig Campbell Memorial award which is granted to the top member of each recruit class at the O.P.P. Academy, allowing the new officer to name a charity to receive a $100 donation.

Craig was survived by his wife.