Cop honored for breaking Garrido case

September 21, 2009 7:40:13 PM PDT
A University of California, Berkeley police officer was honored Monday for her role in the arrest of Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

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Cal police officer Lisa Campbell received a proclamation from East Bay Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) at San Ramon City Hall.

McNerney had Campbell's name added to the official congressional record for taking a few extra steps that led to Garrido's arrest.

"It just took the intuition of an officer to recognize a situation that didn't seem right, and in my opinion, that's the essence of good police work," McNerney said.

Campbell ran a background check on Garrido after he showed up and tried to distribute religious material on campus. She found out he was a sex offender and eventually his parole officer was contacted.

The resulting investigation freed Jaycee Dugard who had been held captive since her kidnapping in 1991.

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