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Robert James Lockwood, Jr.
Jun. 7, 1942 - Nov. 10, 2021
Resident of San Jose CA. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan, daughter Amy, and two grandchildren, Levalle "L.J." and Makaiya. Bob's career began in July of 1963 as a Campbell Police Reserve Officer. In 1964, he was drafted by the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Military Police and Criminal Investigation Division at Fairbanks, Alaska.
Bob rejoined the Campbell Police Reserves in January of 1966 and was hired as a temporary, full-time Patrolman in April of 1966. He became a regular, full-time Police Officer on June 1, 1971, Sergeant on February 1, 1974, Lieutenant on February6, 1984, and Captain on December 31, 1987 through February 22, 1988 and again on November 6, 1995. He was promoted to Chief of Police on January 3, 1996.
In May of 1969, he received the "Officer of the Year" award from Chief John D. Morgan and in May of 1995, he was again presented with "Officer of the Year" honors by the American Legion and Chief James A. Cost. Bob dedicated 33 years of his life in public service as a member of the Campbell Police Department, ultimately retiring in the year 1996 as Chief of Police. Bob loved the outdoors, RVing, and riding his Harley.
Service to be held at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 20 November 2021 at 10am.