Kern County is grieving the tragic loss of Deputy Campas and multiple victims
Assemblyman Vince Fong
July 31, 2021
Sheriff Donny Youngblood announced the tragic death of Deputy Phillip Campas during the standoff in Wasco on July 25. Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) offers his condolences to the Deputy’s family, the victims’ loved-ones and the law enforcement community in the following statement:
“Words cannot adequately express the tremendous grief our community feels. This is a difficult time for everyone involved.
“We are grieving the tragic loss of a courageous deputy sheriff, and the victims in this tragic incident.
“We are forever grateful for Deputy Campas’ service, who gave his life protecting others. Our hearts ache as we send love and prayers to his family, friends and to those who served alongside him.
“We are thankful for the recovery of a second deputy who was wounded, and pray for the emotional well-being of all officers.”