BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — It was another emotional day for the community and first responders as the Kern County Sheriffs Office held a procession for fallen Deputy Phillip Campas who was killed in the line of duty during a standoff in Wasco on Sunday.
Deputies escorted Deputy Campas from the Kern County Coroners Office to the Greenlawn Cemetery just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Members of the community and nurses also gathered outside of Kern Medical to watch as deputies honored Campas.
The lead portion of the procession included Campas’ family, the honor guard, and the SWAT team as they escorted Campas. An air unit could be seen overhead. The procession ended at Greenlawn Cemetery where others joined to honor the life of Campas.