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Greenville Officer, Man Killed in Traffic Accident

Posted April 14, 2007

— One Greenville police officer was killed and another injured when their police car collided with another vehicle early Saturday afternoon. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed, police officials said.

According to investigators, the patrol vehicle, occupied by Officers Jason Campbell, 35, and Nathan LaCompte, 25, was traveling north on Greene Street when it collided with a pickup truck driven by Billy Ray Greene, 51, of Greenville.

Both Campbell and Greene were killed in the crash, said Greenville Police Sgt. Shari Dennison. LaCompte was treated and released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Campbell was a police officer with the Greenville Police Department for about five years. He had previously served as a deputy for the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department for about five years prior to his duty in Greenville.

Campbell is survived by his wife, stepson, and a 3-year-old daughter.


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  • mom2threecld Apr 15, 2007

    very sad. too many people are dying on the roads. paryers to the families

  • wideawake Apr 15, 2007

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. My local online newspaper corrected themselves after reporting this story and said that Mr. Greene had not been killed but was in critical condition. I just pray that God bless everyone involved and affected by this tragic accident.

  • Tired Of Excuses Apr 15, 2007

    Kittnkbootle, are you really that stupid or just pretending to get attention? Accidents happen and unfortunately this one ended in the death of two people. No need to take cheap shots at law enforcement, instead we should be supportive and respectful. Your comment about "having his gun"....very inappropriate.

  • rduhag Apr 15, 2007

    kittnkboodle-when YOU have an emergency be sure and remind law enforcement to slow down and take it easy on the way...YOU have no way of knowing if an officer is on a call or not...don't be so quick to judge...

  • Elibeth Apr 15, 2007

    My thoughts and prayers are with both families of this tragedy.

  • kma1005 Apr 15, 2007

    Rest in peace brother - another from WCSO

  • goheels Apr 15, 2007

    kittnkboodle ...your total ignorance is showing through! It is heartless, ignorant people like you who make me want to throw up!!! Two people died in an accident, one you did not witness nor know any of the facts about, yet you think you are qualified to discuss it on here. By the way, what speed estimate course did you take???

    Bless you and your family brother officer, you will be missed.

  • BLA BLA BLA Apr 15, 2007

    thoughts and prayers to family

  • PSPro Apr 15, 2007

    I just love incompetent people! And I think GOD does too, because he created so many of them, and sadly some of them like to comment about things when they have no idea what they are talking about. Rest In Peace Brother! You have done your time in hell!

    Dear GOD, we have lost 2 protectors in 1 week! And we have 1 idiot talking trash! GOD save their soul!

  • THIN BLUE LINE Apr 15, 2007

    Rest in peace Jason