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Lessons from the Onion Field

March 25, 2013
"How could this have happened?" The answer is found when you realize that in the past half century you have had the benefit of improved tactical training that came at the cost of the blood and minds of officers like Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger.

'Onion Field' Cop Killer Dies In Prison

August 13, 2012
Gregory Powell, who kidnapped two Los Angeles Police officers and killed one of them, has died at a prison medical facility in Vacaville. Powell, 79, fatally shot Officer Ian Campbell on March 9, 1963 in what became known as the "Onion Field" case.

Los Angeles Honors Fallen 'Onion Field' Officer

August 11, 2012
The city of Los Angeles has renamed the intersection in honor of the fallen "Onion Field" officer who was kidnapped at the location in 1963.

Onion Field Cop Killer: Coming Together for Justice

October 25, 2011
The members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League are extremely gratified that the California Board of Parole hearings recommended against granting a compassionate release from prison to Gregory Powell, the infamous "Onion Field" cop killer.

Onion Field Cop Killer: No 'Compassionate' Release

October 8, 2011
Gregory Powell wants another chance at getting out of prison. He has cancer, and believes that fact should justify a "compassionate release." Never mind that he showed Ian Campbell absolutely no mercy and tried to murder Campbell's partner Karl Hettinger that same night in that same onion field.

'Onion Field' Cop Killer Denied Parole

January 27, 2010
A California parole board has elected to keep Gregory Powell, whose killing of officer Ian Campbell in 1963 was chronicled in Joseph Wambaugh's "The Onion Field," in prison.
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