Procession held to escort Kern deputy’s body to Greenlawn Cemetery

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A procession was held Tuesday afternoon to escort the body of Deputy Phillip Campas from the coroner’s office to Greenlawn Cemetery.

It begin at 3:30 p.m. with units joining in after the hearse left the coroner’s office. The procession traveled north on Mt. Vernon Avenue, west to Panorama Drive then south on River Boulevard, ending at Greenlawn Cemetery.

The lead portion of the procession included Campas’ family, sheriff’s Honor Guard and SWAT team. A sheriff’s helicopter also followed.

The public was invited to watch and pay tribute, sheriff’s officials said.

Campas, a five-year sheriff’s office veteran, was among five killed during a SWAT standoff in Wasco on Sunday.

17’s Marco Torrez will have more on 17 News at 11.

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